Solution

 

An innovative circular system

RePro Food is built on multiple innovations that are being developed and tested within the project. The main system design combines different waste streams recirculated into vegetables and fish creating a regenerative food industry.

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Repro Food innovations

Reprofood are innovating new technology enhancing the efficiency of production of food in cold climates:

 

windows-1 Glass to optimise effective uptake of natural light and insulation
light-bulb Lighting to optimise production output and energy consumption
thermometer Low-temperature heating system utilising waste heat energy
circle-of-four-arrows Recycling of fish faeces from Industrialised Recirculating Aquaculture System (RAS) to greenhouse replacing fossil fertilisers
dollar-symbol Financing structure for regenerative industry
diagram Business structure for industrial symbiosis

 

About ReproFood

 

Repro Food is a 20 M SEK challenge-driven innovation project financed by the Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems (VINNOVA) and 8 collaborating partners in industry, local government and academia.

RePro Food is developing an industrial scale, climate-smart greenhouse integrated with on-shore fish farm. The pilot part of the project will include the development of 5 hectares of greenhouse and 500 tons of fish production. Fully commissioned, the greenhouse is planned to 14 hectares and a corresponding expansion of the fish farm is being considered.

 

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Goals

  • Create the necessary conditions to enable development of large scale recirculating production industries
  • Secure access to waste heat energy
  • Develop new methods for efficient re-circulative food production for both national and international roll out
  • Create 60 new jobs locally and additional 150 with full expansion leading to a long term effect of 15 000 jobs nationally
  • Avoidance of over 12 000 tons of CO2 emissions annually with the fully commissioned project

 

Project members and organisation

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Read more about the organisations

Veolia

Around the globe, Veolia helps cities and industries to manage, optimize and make the most of their resources. The company provides an array of solutions related to water, energy and materials – with a focus on waste recovery – to promote the transition toward a circular economy.

http://www.veolia.se

 

Royal pride Sweden

Royal Pride Holland is one of the worlds technologically most advanced companies in the greenhouse industry. Royal Pride are specialists in the production and packing of varied tomato cultivars.

http://www.royalpride.nl/tomato/en

 

SLU

SLU develops the knowledge about how to use natural, biological land and water resources in a sustainable manner.

Education, research and environmental monitoring and assessment are pursued at some thirty locations all over the country. The main campuses are Alnarp, Umeå and Uppsala.

http://www.slu.se

 

WA3RM

WA3RM offers regenerative industry infrastructure bundled with the acquired resources and lease or franchise these to established operators.

www.wa3rm.se

 

Vegfish

Vegafish develops closed, land-based system fish and shellfish farming based on the proven ”biofloc method”. The Vegafish method is based on a continuous process that can yield a harvest up to four times more per unit area compared to conventional systems.

http://www.vegafish.com

 

Bjuv Municipality

http://www3.bjuv.se

 

Söderåsen bioenergy

http://www.soderasensbioenergi.se

 

Findus

The origins of the Findus brand date back to the founding of Skånska Fruktvin Likörfabriken in Sweden in 1905. In 1941, the company began producing frozen food products and was renamed Findus. Findus began exporting frozen food to other European countries in the late 1950s and the brand has built its reputation on innovation and understanding what the consumer wants from frozen food.

http://www.findus.se

News

Final Report Repro Food step 2

May 1st 2017
The Repro Food project have filed the full final report for step 2 to VINNOVA .

This concludes the over 2-year project time and is also the start for developing a step 3 application that will be filed early autumn 2017.  The report can be downloaded here. Appendixes are found in previously posted news below.

RAS 2020 – a new module system for on-shore fish production by Veolia Water Technologies

25th of April 2017
Veolia Water Technologies presents a new product for the Repro Food project.

The system is module based RAS fish production units, from 1000 metric tons’ capacity per year. The report includes investment sums, energy data and media flow calculations. The presentation can be downloaded here (introduction in Swedish): RAS 2020

ROYAL PRIDE SWEDEN INNOVATION REPORT GREENHOUSE TECHNOLOGY

20th of April 2017

Royal Pride Sweden report on innovations for various solutions on how to utilise recycled low temperature waste heat energy as the primary energy source for greenhouse production:

Summarised final report on various innovations developed for greenhouse production in cold climates. Below is a summary available for download as well as five attachments for more in-depth reading.

The full report and attachments can be downloaded here: Summary, Glass Report, Heating system, Energy report, Energy savings & Financial

HEAT RECYCLING FROM CHALLENGING WASTE STREAMS AND SOLUTIONS

20th of April 2017

Veolia report on innovation for recycling of waste heat energy from low temperature heat flows and selected solutions.

Multiple solutions analysed for the supply of heat to both greenhouse and fish farm. Recommendations from both a technical, environmental as well as economical perspective.

Full report can be downloaded here (in Swedish): Heat supply final report

STATE OF THE ART OF NUTRIENT RECYCLING – SLU

20th of April 2017

SLU report on efficient hydroponic production from organic waste streams:

Introduction
In conventional hydroponic production, the nutrient solution contains only dissolved inorganic salts, and organic content is avoided. On the other hand, organic waste streams contain high concentrations of plant nutrients in more or less organically bound form, which already are mineralized and solubilized to varying degree during e.g. wastewater treatment or anaerobic digestion for biogas production. Because of environmental concerns regarding production of synthetic fertilizer and waste management, it is of interest to develop efficient food production systems, in which the advantages of hydroponic cultivation is combined with the large organic waste resources available, not least in urban areas with high population density and lack of cultivable land.

Full report can be downloaded here: Hydroponic production organic

VEGAFISH STATUS REPORT 2

20th of April 2017

Vegafish report on innovation: recirculation of water through fish production plant and greenhouse:

The report includes information on planning, engineering, estimations and cost evaluations. The report can be downloaded here: Status report 2 Vegafish

THE REPRO FOOD INFORMATION MEMORANDUM

20th of April 2017

Report from project management and coordinator by WA3RM:

Executive summary
“RePro Food” is short for “Recirculating Production and Processing of Vegetables and Fish”. It is a development project initiated by Findus AB and supported by the Swedish innovation agency Vinnova. The project directly addresses a key sustainability issue, the  food-energywater-nexus and goes beyond sustainability to regeneration, by using waste resources to
produce food. The project encompasses 15 hectares of greenhouse for cultivation of tomatoes and a fish farm for 500 tons’ production per year. The total investment is 484 MSEK. Investors are invited to invest 150.4 MSEK in this offering for 80,6% of the SPV created, called Regenergy Bjuv AB.

The project site is in Bjuv Sweden on land owned by Findus. The site has been developed with a new detailed plan decision in the municipality, requiring a full environmental impact assessment, public hearings and other similar activities. The decision allows for granting a building permit. The project will produce premium-quality tomatoes and fish. Domestic demand for both tomatoes and fish is growing, while domestic supply is minimal. For tomatoes, demand growth has been estimated at 5% per year and domestic supply is only 13% of supply.

The development phase project represented an investment of 22 MSEK by the project parties, who are: Findus AB, Royal Pride Sweden AB, WA3RM AB, Veolia Sweden AB, Vegafish AB, the municipality of Bjuv, Söderåsens Biogas AB and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, SLU. The innovations in the project involve heat recycling, nutrient recycling, glass quality, heating systems, lighting systems, business structure and financing.

Full report and calculations can be downloaded here: Information Memorandum & Calculations

REPRO FOOD INNOVATION REPORT 2

3rd of March

The RePro Food project report 2 on innovation progress in the development of a regenerative industry design and solution for production of food. The program includes:

HEAT CAPTURE FROM CHALLENGING ENVIRONMENTS – VEOLIA
GREENHOUSE GLASS –  ROYAL PRIDE SWEDEN
HYBRID GREENHOUSE LIGHTING – ROYAL PRIDE SWEDEN
LOW-TEMPERATURE GREENHOUSE HEATING – ROYAL PRIDE SWEDEN
NUTRIENT RECYCLING – VEGAFISH
BIOGAS PRODUCTION – SÖDERÅSENS BIOGAS
BUSINESS AND FINANCING STRUCTURE FOR REGENERATIVE INDUSTRY INFRASTRUCTURE – WA3RM
FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS FOR REGENERATIVE INDUSTRY INFRASTRUCTURE – WA3RM

The full progress report can be found here: Innovation Report 2

RePro Food innovation report

30th of September 2016

RePro Food is an innovation project, combining technical and business innovation to develop regenerative industry. The innovation programme includes:

HEAT CAPTURE FROM CHALLENGING ENVIRONMENTS – VEOLIA
GREENHOUSE GLASS –  ROYAL PRIDE SWEDEN
HYBRID GREENHOUSE LIGHTING – ROYAL PRIDE SWEDEN
LOW-TEMPERATURE GREENHOUSE HEATING – ROYAL PRIDE SWEDEN
NUTRIENT RECYCLING – VEGAFISH
BIOGAS PRODUCTION – SÖDERÅSENS BIOGAS
BUSINESS AND FINANCING STRUCTURE FOR REGENERATIVE INDUSTRY INFRASTRUCTURE – WA3RM
FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS FOR REGENERATIVE INDUSTRY INFRASTRUCTURE – WA3RM

An report on innovation progress can be found here: Innovation Report 1

Contact

Project manager: Thomas Parker
Telephone: +46 72 303 44 52
Email: [email protected]
 
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