Decision support system on optimized waste collection by vacuum technology with simultaneous production of bioenergy from wastes



The food processing industry consumes huge amounts of water for several purposes and simultaneously produces corresponding amounts of wastewater. These amounts will increase because the global food demand is expected to rise by 70 percent by 2050. New and innovative solutions are needed to redesign this sector to make it secure, resilient and competitive in the future!

The project BioSuck aimed at establishing a decision support system (DSS) that accelerates a redesign of the food processing industry. The DSS analyzes the current situation in the food processing industry based on characteristic parameters and as output several recommendations are given in order to save water and costs. The user will get an answer whether a vacuum waste collection system is a potential feasible option and whether collected wastes can be used for bioenergy production. 


Project consortium

Coordinated by

Fraunhofer UMSICHT (DE)


  • IWR Ingenieurbüro für Wasserwirtschaft und Ressourcenmanagement GmbH (DE);
  • Bilfinger Water Technologies GmbH (DE);
  • Norwegian University of Sciences and Technology (NO);
  • Institute for Ecology of Industrial Areas (PL)

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