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Uncorking the chemical potential of wine waste (and olive oil waste)

Fantastic R&D project showing the future: http://www.rsc.org/chemistryworld/2015/10/grape-pomace-wine-waste-biorefinery 

But often these projects seem to lack an economic analysis: what is the current market value (£/ tonne) of each of the bio-products? How large would the refinery have to be (tonnes product/ year to reach the scale to make a profit? Without this analysis these project are just for the lab.

And another research project on olive oil waste for biogas http://ec.europa.eu/research/infocentre/article_en.cfm?id=/research/star/index_en.cfm?p=s1-biogas2pm&calledby=infocentre&item=Special%20Collections&artid=35898&caller=SuccessStories 

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