THE MOST ADVANCED

RENEWABLES-BASED DRYING TECHNOLOGY

Cost-effective valorization of waste from the food processing industry

APLICATIONS

DRALOD is addressed to waste management enterprises serving the food processing sector since most enterprises in the food sector outsource their waste management operations to specialized subcontractors. It is also addressed to the Food Manufacturing and processing sector, p.e. for valorization as functional food additives perfectly aligned with the food enterprises core business.

MAIN INDUSTRY SECTORS
FOR THE USE OF DRALOD PLANTS

Brewery

Fruit Juice

Olive Oil

Canned Vegets

Wineries

Beet Sugar

Coffee Drinks

OBJECTIVES

The EU27 annually generates 90 million tonnes of food waste, with a 39% generated in the manufacturing processes. The food processing industry critically needs sustainable solutions for waste valorisation and re-use.

DRALOD contributes to this industrial and societal challenge by promoting the valorisation for reuse of wastes from the food and drink processing industry.

THE FOOD AND DRINK PROCESSING INDUSTRY ARE CHARACTERISED BY CONTAINING:

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DRALOD is a disruptive and replicable drying process 100% environmentally friendly

DRALOD uses renewables only, to allow valorisation of plant-origin waste into highly valuable functional ingredients as demanded by the nutraceutical and pharmaceutical industry.

DRALOD is extremely cost-effective

DRALOD drying plant has a pay-back period shorter than 6 years for an average plant with 35,000 tonnes/year capacity.

TECHNOLOGY

CONSORTIUM

THE DRALOD PROJECT IS FORMED BY 4 PARTNERS FROM 3 DIFFERENT COUNTRIES

(SPAIN, GERMANY AND SWEDEN)

L. PERNÍA

(Spain)

LPernía is experienced in solar drying plants with licensing rights on a leading solar heating technology.

ÖKOTHERM

(Germany)

Ökotherm is specialist in the development and manufacturing of innovative biomass heating systems since 1988.

DBFZ

(Germany)

DBFZ leads the development of a smart system controller for the combined solar biomass drying plant.

RISE

(Sweden)

RISE leads the development and implementation of an energy recovery system for the drying plant.

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THE TEAM

We are a highly skilled and motivated team, committed to making DRALOD plants

the global-leader

in environmentally friendly drying for food-processing waste valorization.

CONTACT US IF YOU WANT TO KNOW MORE ON THE PROJECT AND FUTURE PLANS.

THE TEAM

We are a highly skilled and motivated team, committed to making DRALOD plants

the global-leader

in environmentally friendly drying for food-processing waste valorization.

CONTACT US IF YOU WANT TO KNOW MORE ON THE PROJECT AND FUTURE PLANS.

NEWS

HEAT RECOVERY UNIT BY RISE

HEAT RECOVERY UNIT BY RISE

The research team at RISE has finalised the construction of the Heat Recovery Unit (HRU) prototype. It is a small scale unit designed for the project to allow a proof of concept with a scrubber and heat…

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5th PROJECT MEETING

5th PROJECT MEETING

The DRALOD Project held its 5th Consortium meeting on November 27, 2020.Tweleve representatives of the 4 participant entities joined in an online meeting to discuss and define the first steps of the project.

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RISE CONTRIBUTION TO THE PRES´20 CONFERENCE

RISE CONTRIBUTION TO THE PRES´20 CONFERENCE

Project partner RISE will participate in the 23rd Conference on process integration, modelling and optimisation for energy serving and pollution reduction (PRES´20), on 17th to 21st of August 2020. PRES conferences have a 23-year tradition of knowledge dissemination...

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DBFZ CONTRIBUTION TO 28TH EUBCE

DBFZ CONTRIBUTION TO 28TH EUBCE

Project partner DBFZ attended the 28th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition on the 6th to 9th of July 2020. They presented their first results of the Aspen Plus simulations for the investigation of a low-temperature drying process based on a combination of solar...

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PROGRESS OF THE DRALOD PILOT PLANT IMPLEMENTATION

PROGRESS OF THE DRALOD PILOT PLANT IMPLEMENTATION

In June, we have started to recover some normality in our daily businesses. The implementation works have restarted in Chiloeches, under the leadership of L.PERNIA SA. The installation of the SolarWall roof is now finalised. The preparatory works for the installation...

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IMPACTED BY THE COVID-19 LOCKDOWN

IMPACTED BY THE COVID-19 LOCKDOWN

DRALOD project is impacted by the COVID-19 lockdown. The lockdown has occurred during the DRALOD pilot plant installation phase. Supply of components for the installation of the solar roof, the drying system and auxiliary subsystems, as well as the installation...

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BIOMASS HEATING SYSTEM SHIPPED TO THE PILOT PLANT SITE

BIOMASS HEATING SYSTEM SHIPPED TO THE PILOT PLANT SITE

In March, the biomass heating system demonstrator has been shipped to DRALOD pilot plant in Chiloeches (Spain). Project partner A.P. Bioenergietechnik designed and implemented an ÖKOTHERM® compact biomass boiler of 950kW modified with new additional features for an...

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START OF THE DRALOD PILOT PLANT IMPLEMENTATION

START OF THE DRALOD PILOT PLANT IMPLEMENTATION

The works for the implementation of DRALOD pilot plant started in December 2019. The pilot plant is located in Chiloeches (Spain). Sited in the centre of the country, it has an excellent local availability of the selected types of wastes from relevant food processor...

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DRALOD is co-funded by the European Commision - Horizon 2020 Programme - under Grant Agreement 820554