Slovenia - Istria

The Slovenian Living-Lab will be focused on two FPR types: olive-oil residues, and mixed FPR (collected and treated all together). Olive-oil production and the associated industry are very important in southern European countries. Due to climate change and new climatic conditions Slovenia can now become important oil producers. Over the last decade, the two-phase centrifugation system for olive-oil extraction has become dominant in Slovenia. This technology generates a liquid phase (i.e., the olive oil) and an organic slurry (i.e., the two-phase Olive Mark Waste (OMW)). However, the last is characterized by a high moisture content (65–70%), which  represents  problem  for  its  exploitation  and  its  management.  
Food processing residues:

olive-oil residues

olive-oil residues

mixed FPR (collected and treated all together)

mixed FPR (collected and treated all together)

Processes:

4.1.5. Use of microalgae for nutrient recovery from digestate  

Key Exploitable Results (KER):

KER9: AD-Microalgae combined process  

Partners:

4 Waste4Soil partners are directly involved in the Slovenian LL: UNILJ, KOTO, ZRS (KOPER), and 3R. UNILJ, KOTO, and ZRS will work together to test soil amendments and assess the effects of biostimulants and organic amendments. 3R, located in Hungary will provide small case pyrolysis test and support to Slovenian partners for olive pomace processing as well. In addition, the Slovenian Association for Conservation Agriculture (SACA) will help realizing field tests and Marjetica Koper will help realizing impact assessment by providing a greenhouse to conduct a pot experiment. 

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