SME Specific MeasuresQuality of Life and Management of Living Resources
Proposal number EXAW-1999-01048
AcronymPig heat and straw
Proposal titleImplementation of a heat pump in welfare friendly straw systems for pigs to save
energy and to reduce gaseous emissions.
AbstractThe main objective of this project is to implement a heat pump in welfare friendlystraw
systems for pigs to save energy and to reduce emissions of ammonia and green house gases
to the environment. The heat pump extracts energy from the composting straw-manure
bed and this thermal energy is reused on the farm for heating piglet rooms, tap water and
the living rooms on the farm. The quantified goals are: -reduction of energy use for
heating on the farm to zero level; - reduction of ammonia emission and emission of green
house gases from the straw-manure bed by 50% ; - building of two prototypes of the
system. The optimal composting temperature and the optimal design of the system is
determined in preliminary experiments and by computer modelling. In the Exploratory
phase the following is necessary: - a desk study on potential heat demanders on pig farms; -
a market analysis; - a partner search; - the writing of a detailed Step 2 proposal.
Key ActionQOL-5. Key action Sustainable Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
Start date20/09/2000End date20/09/2001
Intended Step 2 projectCooperative Research (CRAFT)Duration Exploratory Phase6 months
SME CoordinatorMr. Rob CLAESENCompany sizeS3
R&R SYSTEMS BV
5427 PW - Boekel
EKOENERGIA, BIURO USLUG TECHNICZNYCHS1
HYDROTECH, PRZEDSIEBIORSTWO S2
Profile of partners for joining the project
Business areas29 - Manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c.
73 - Research and development
CommentsPartners should have knowledge and experience in the area of respectively 1) composting
processes and composting equipment 2)heat storage in the ground.