At present digesters (both GFT and manure) are designed on the basis of robust and proven technology for which it is known that the economic viability is marginal. In this project companies will team-up to develop new technological routes throughout the chain which will drastically improve the situation.
The innovations developed in this project will improve the business case of digesters to the point that they are profitably operated without subsidy. Digesters as such do not contribute in solving the phosphate problem of the agro-food sector in the Netherlands. Within the framework of the project, innovative technologies are developed to economically seperate phosphate from manure having the potential to close the phosphate balance.