PIGHEAT is a project financed by the European Community, which aims to apply to an industrial plant the study carried out on the use of pig hair, for its transformation into fuel to be used in a biomass steam generator or biomass hot water boiler.
Bigas Alsina, S.A. started the research work in this field years ago, using for this purpose the equipment of the pilot plant that we have in our facilities in Girona. There were several months of work during which there were numerous tests that led to a process that at the laboratory level resulted in exceptional results.
Encouraged by these results, we presented the project to the European Commission, with the aim of deserving approval to receive funding within the European program H2020 research aid, for the construction of an industrial-size plant where it could be verified at real scale the results that were obtained in the laboratory.
Currently the plant is in execution period, with the part of civil work completed. Manufacturing is kept at the expected pace to be able to perform the first tests of operation soon.