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

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 POSTER EXHIBITED AT AGRITECHNICA

DRALOD POSTER EXHIBITED AT AGRITECHNICA

DRALOD project partner A.P. Bioenergietechnik exhibited ÖKOTHERM® heating systems at Agritechnica during 10th to the 16th of November 2019 in Hannover (Germany). DRALOD was present at this important fair, as its aim and core objectives were illustrated in a poster...

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4TH MEETING AT DBFZ

4TH MEETING AT DBFZ

DRALOD Consortium held its 4th Project Meeting at DBFZ´s offices in Leipzig, on the 6th of November 2019. The meeting took place the day after that the Consortium was informed of a favourable review for our Reporting Period 1 technical documents, corresponding to the...

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PARTNER ÖKOTHERM EXHIBITS AT AGRITECHNICA

PARTNER ÖKOTHERM EXHIBITS AT AGRITECHNICA

Agritechnica is the global leading trade fair for agricultural machinery. It is a biennial event taking place in Hannover (Germany). In its last edition, 458.000 visitors from 128 countries attended the fair, evidencing that Agritechnica is The Showcase of...

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DRALOD PROJECT MEETING AT RISE

DRALOD PROJECT MEETING AT RISE

On the 24 and 25th of April, DRALOD Consortium has met in Gothenburg, at the RISE´s offices for Energy and Circular Economy research. A nice sunny weather accompanied us during this meeting, devoted to review the technical progress achieved over the near 9...

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DRALOD POSTER

DRALOD POSTER

This poster graphically presents the project core idea, the application sectors and work plan structure. It will be used by the project partners for general purpose dissemination of the DRALOD project and the FTI funding programme, during the first year of...

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DRALOD 2ND PROJECT MEETING AT ÖKOTHERM´S FACILITIES

DRALOD 2ND PROJECT MEETING AT ÖKOTHERM´S FACILITIES

On the 16th of January, DRALOD Consortium has held the second project meeting. In this occasion, the project team met at Ökotherm´s facilities located in the Bavarian town of Hirschau in the Oberpfalz region of Germany. At the meeting, the partners...

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WHY IS DRALOD AN FAST TRACK TO INNOVATION (FTI) PROJECT?

WHY IS DRALOD AN FAST TRACK TO INNOVATION (FTI) PROJECT?

This post summarises how the concept, objectives and approach of DRALOD project are perfectly aligned with the objectives of the Fast Track to Innovation programme of the European Commission. “FTI targets relatively mature, ground-breaking new...

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KICK-OFF MEETING OF DRALOD PROJECT

KICK-OFF MEETING OF DRALOD PROJECT

The kick-off meeting for DRALOD project has taken place on the 5th and 6th of September 2018, in Guadalajara (Spain). The project partners have met at L. Pernía´s facilities for a two days working session. The KoM has been headed by the Project Coordinator...

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