Integrated renewable energy solutions for seafood processing stations

Hidde Ronde, Aulis Ranne, Esa Pursiheimo

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Abstract

The ENERFISH project aims to demonstrate a new poly-generation application with renewable energy sources for the fishery industry.
The distributed energy system utilizes cleaning waste of a fish processing plant to produce biodiesel. The biodiesel is used to produce the locally needed cooling/freezing and heating energy. In addition, a power surplus is generated for the electricity network or local industrial use.
The research contribution focuses on optimisation, simulation, validation and planning of piloted concepts. A energy integration auditing and optimisation tools are being developed to carry out feasibility studies for the fishery industry. The advanced CO 2 based freezing/cooling system requires optimization and control system planning of special high-pressure equipments.
The final biodiesel will be tested in appropriate engines. With a view to marketing possibilities the demonstration will take place in Vietnam. In the demonstration case, the main product of the fish processing plant is catfish filet (about 40 t/d). The fat content of 22 per cent in the fish cleaning waste results in a production of biodiesel of about 13 t/d.
A part of the biodiesel is used to produce electricity for the locally needed cooling/freezing (0.3 MW) and heating (1,3 MW) energy. In addition, a power surplus (0,8 MW) is generated for the local industrial use. Fish farming and processing plants in Vietnam produce frozen fish fillet with capacity from some tonnes per day to dozens tonnes/day.
One third of fresh fish is yielded as fillet and the rest of fish is treated as fish cleaning wastes. There are some alternatives for utilisation of fish cleaning wastes, one of them is biodiesel and energy production at the own factory.
The energy demand at the fish processing factory is dominated by cooling and freezing facilities.
80 % of electricity consumed at the factory is supplied for cooling/freezing compressors, and the cold energy of low temperatures is needed in freezing and cold ...
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Energy and Sustainable Development: Issues and Strategies, ESD 2010
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ, USA
PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)978-9-7482-5774-7
ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-8563-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Conference on Energy and Sustainable Development: Issues and Strategies, ESD 2010 - Chiang Ma, Thailand
Duration: 2 Jun 20104 Jun 2010

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Energy and Sustainable Development: Issues and Strategies, ESD 2010
Abbreviated titleESD 2010
CountryThailand
CityChiang Ma
Period2/06/104/06/10

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