The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) is seeking proposals for novel and innovative approaches to develop a Bioprocessing Prototype System across Ministry of Defence (MOD) sites to recycle military waste, oils, fuel and other liquid waste, into reusable products.
Waste is inevitable at sites supporting the daily operations of large military equipment and currently the waste is mainly disposed of by external waste management companies. The MOD aspires to install their own bioprocessors positioned across their sites (including overseas), to manage the waste generated internally. This could provide cost savings to the taxpayer, as well as producing reusable by-products to the benefit of the environment. The solutions could also have cost saving potential for other government departments and aid agencies.
DASA seeks proposals that can develop a bioprocessing system capable of breaking -down waste materials into reusable products, for example: water which can be reintroduced into the water course or reused on site, CO2 to be captured and reused in innovative ways and the residue organic matter which could be used as fertilizer.