Replication activities at the facilities of Intercomm Foods factory, Larissa, Greece

On the 28th of July, CERTH team visited the olive processing and packaging factory Intercomm Foods in the region of Larissa, Greece. GFFs with Typha domingensis plants and wastewater form the production line were put in small tanks, in order to test the survival and efficiency rates of the plant on the certain COD and organic pollutants concentration from industry’s wastes and to produce biomass.

In autumn, these plants will be harvested and chemically analyzed in order to evaluate the pollutants absorbed. Moreover, the roots and rhizomes of the plants will be collected and sent to CATIF’s facilities for bioethanol production. Our actions continue with the establishment of GFFs in other ponds/lagoons with urban or industrial wastewater.