Bioenergy Europe’s role: Project Partner



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 utilisation of renewable The BiFFiO consortium developed an economical and efficient system for handling mixed waste from aquaculture and agriculture. The project also made recommendations as to how the energy produced could best be used.


  • Development of new best practices 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 – Progress of a Pioneer European Project: HERE

Duration: 2013 – 2016