The IN-OIL is a multidisciplinary project that joins the waste-to-energy and waste-to-feed ideas. It is also focused on achieving industrially implementable results.
It is estimated that about 30-50% of food production is wasted. It amounts to approximately 89 million tons for EU, and 9 million for Poland. The IN-OIL project addresses this problem by joining three sectors of economy: waste management, animal production and generation of energy from renewable resources.
The planned activities assume a sequence of scientific and applicative research into the problem of management of huge quantities of expired food (ReFood) by using this waste for the production of fat from Hermetia illucens that could serve as feed. Moreover, the possibility to process the meal – containing protein and chitin – in biogas plants is going to be tested.
Wojciech Czekała, PhD, DSc, Assoc. Prof.