Reducing final residual sludge disposal and improve its final quality and properties, encouraging the safe use of sludge in agriculture
Recovering lipid contained therein for generating bio-lubricants
WASTE MANAGEMENT ISSUES
Sewage sludge in Europe is increasing fast but it cannot be used in agricolture because of the increasing amount of “emerging polluntants” it contains.
Lubricating oil is emitted into the environment, impacting on soils, groundwater, vegetation, and animals.
RAW MATERIALS SCARSICITY
Overuse of virgin natural resources for biolubricants production.
The LIFE BioLubridge project will combine two worlds currently unmatched: production of bio-lubricants and wastewater treatment. The approach which will be used is the only one possible that can produce economic and environmental benefits in a synergic way.
Development of an innovative technology to recover lipids from sewage sludge
Final Sewage slugde treated for agricoltural usage, maximising the use of a waste product
Shortening of the overall treatment of sludge, from 15 days to 6-12 hours
Development of biolubricants from sewage sludge lipids
3,5 tons of biolubricants produced
2,5 tons of palm oil saved
2,5 Kg CO2 emissions saved per Kg of palm oil saved
5000 m3/year of water saved
PROJECT TITLE: Biolubricants from urban sewage sludge
ACRONYM: LIFE BioLubridge
START DATE: 01/09/2021
END DATE: 31/08/2024
EU CONTRIBUTION: 1,352,049 Euro
With the contribution of the LIFE Programme of the European Union.