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bhsl is the promoter of SUPPER, an ECO Innovation supported project, which commenced in July 2011. The project is scheduled to finish in March 2014. SUPPER will demonstrate an on-farm, robust, low-cost solution for the recycling of poultry litter into energy, leaving a residual ash, high in Phosphorus, which can be used as a valuable fertiliser. The project is primarily concerned with overcoming regulatory issues in Europe, which are preventing deployment of the innovation. It also addresses financial, market and other barriers. From a technical perspective, the project will support the installation of a volume demonstrator at a poultry farm in the UK, which will undergo extensive testing. Beyond the poultry sector, it is planned to evaluate the recycling of other biomass sources, such as spent mushroom compost.

Eco Innovation provides support for innovative environmental initiatives in order to overcome the barriers to market acceptance. It is principally targeted at SMEs which have previously piloted an environmental innovation.

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