AEBIOM position in the project: Project Partner


In short:

The agriculture and aquaculture sectors are under continuous pressure to improve sustainability and reduce environmental impact. BiFFiO- Cooperation between the aquaculture and agriculture sectors with the intent to use animal manure and fish faeces for sustainable production and utilization of renewable energy and recovered nutrients – addresses these challenges with respect to regulatory and societal demands for dealing with the waste produced.

Over the next three years the BiFFiO consortium will develop an economical and efficient system for handling mixed waste from aquaculture and agriculture. The project will also make recommendations as to how the energy produced could best be used.


  • Development of a new best practice and novel technology for handling mixed waste from aquaculture and agriculture for the production of energy, and further use of the digested waste.
  • Development from current large scale state-of-the-art technologies for treating animal waste, to an economical, efficient and scalable three-stage system of pre-treatment, biogas reactor and fertilizer recuperation, which can be located at or in the vicinity of most near-shore and on-shore fish farm operations.
  • Application of new technology in the agriculture industry alone or together with fish farming industry, on both remote and central locations to save costs for waste transport and deposition.
  • Impact on socioeconomic conditions through the benefits of improved hygienic and environmental standards of closed fish farming and by reduced greenhouse gas emissions and other pollution burdens from the agricultural sector.

Target groups: SME Associations, Industrial enterprises, RTD performers.

Project website:

BIFFIO – Progresses of a Pioneer European Project: HERE

Duration: 01.11.2013 – 31.10.2016


Elena Dumitru