KOTO d.o.o. (Slovenia)

KOTO has been a key player in the domestic food processing industry for over seven decades. Company provides high-quality services and sustainable comprehensive solutions for handling animal by-products. The operations are significantly complemented by the services of sludge collection and processing from municipal and industrial wastewater treatment plants, as well as the collection and processing of waste suitable for treatment in own biogas plant 0,5MWe with digestate production. 


Main Role: 

KOTO are involved in the mapping of FPR for The Slovenian Living-Lab; planning and co-creation of the SLO LL and soil improvers for the tests (focus on digestate and algal products) and new technology solutions for economically viable nutrient recovery rates from FPR transformation to bio-based soil improvers. Demonstration trials will be done with UNILJ and ZRS. KOTO will address multiple and diverse stakeholders of the Slovenian food waste chain and collaborate in the dissemination activities. 


Involved persons: 

Lea Lavric, Head of research & development

Marko Verbic, Project Manager

The Consortium

  • Center for Research and Technology Hellas (Greece)
  • The Association Nationale des Industries Alimentaires (France)
  • University of Applied Sciences (Finland)
  • Soilfood OY (Finland)
  • Institut de Recerca i Tecnologia Agroalimentàries (Spain)
  • Università degli studi di Parma (Italy)
  • Assembly of European Regions producing Fruits, Vegetables and Ornamental Plants (France)
  • Leitat Technological Center (Spain)
  • SEDE Environment (France)
  • 3R-BioPhosphate Ltd. (Hungary)
  • Instituto Technologico del Embalaje, Transporte y Logistica(Spain)
  • Legacoop Agroalimentare (Italy)
  • WINGS ICT Solutions (Greece)
  • Wageningen University & Research (Netherlands)
  • Confagricoltura general Confederation of Italian Agriculture (Italy)
  • Biomasa Peninsular S.A (Spain)
  • Institute of soil Science and Plant Cultivation State Research Institute (Poland)
  • Cluster of Bioeconomy and Environment of Western Macedonia (Greece)
  • Waste Management of Western Macedonia S.A. (Greece)
  • KOTO d.o.o. (Slovenia)
  • Gesco Societa Cooperativa Agricola (Italy)
  • University of Ljubljana (Slovenia)
  • Bay Zoltan Nonprofit Ltd. for Applied Research (Hungary)
  • Savonia University of Applied Sciences (Finland)
  • Spanish National Research Council (Spain)
  • Science and Research Centre Koper (Slovenia)
  • Euroquality SAS (France)
  • Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (Switzerland)