10 años Energylab


Start DateMarch 2021
End DateMarch 2023
LeaderFundación Empresa-Universidad Gallega (FEUGA)
PartnersDemaux Manufacture S.L., Granja José Antonio García, Centro de Edafología y Biología Aplicada del Segura (CEBAS-CSIC), Universidad de Vigo, Avícola El Charcón S.L., Alimentos del Mediterráneo S. Coop (ALIMER) y EnergyLab.
Financing entitiesAVIENERGY is an innovation project 80% co-funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) of the European Union and 20% by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, within the framework of the National Rural Development Programme 2014-2020. The General Directorate of Rural Development, Innovation and Agrifood Training (GDRDIAT) is the authority in charge of the application of this aids. Total budget: 582,960,04 €. Total grant: 565,160.04 €. More information: Agriculture and Rural Development of the European Commission (with the hyperlink: https://agriculture.ec.europa.eu/common-agricultural-policy/rural-development_es. The body responsible for the contents of this project on this website is OG AVIENERGY.


AVIENERGY is a project carried out by a Supra-autonomic Operative Group (covering the regions of Galicia, Castilla y León and Murcia), whose purpose is to promote a more efficient use of resources in the poultry sector applying a strategy based on the fundamentals of the circular bioeconomy, enabling a more efficient use of the waste generated in poultry activity to improve the competitiveness and environmental impact of the sector.

This strategy focuses on the waste recovery of the manure generated in poultry farms (meat and egg production) for its use as an input to obtain a source of renewable energy and fertilizers and components for the use of nutrients in the soil.

The project will thermochemically value the chicken and turkey manure (combustion) by means of a burner specially adapted to this type of waste that will allow obtaining thermal energy that can be used to satisfy the existing demand for heat in the farms. The ashes produced during combustion will be considered as a valuable by-product that can be applied directly to the soil to take advantage of existing nutrients, favouring the growth of crops. Additionally, the feasibility of implementing a micro-cogeneration system based on an organic Rankine cycle to obtain electrical energy, that can be used on the farm itself, will be analysed. This innovative solution would allow to reduce the energy dependence of farms.


EnergyLab's Tasks

EnergyLab will perform the following tasks:

  • Characterization of the production process.
  • Physicochemical characterization of the residue (chicken manure).
  • Study of the drying process applied on farms.
  • Study of the regulations related to emissions during ABP (animal by-products not intended for human consumption) combustion processes.
  • On-site analysis of the composition of the gaseous emissions generated in the combustion process.
  • Definition and implementation of emission control systems.
  • Microcogeneration bench tests.
  • Analysis of the feasibility of using the chicken and poultry manure to produce electrical energy.
  • Physicochemical characterization of the ash and evaluation of its toxicity and potential uses.