Reuse of rinse water

Using waste water from broiler houses to cultivate algae for animal feed

Rinsing water from broiler houses is regarded as slurry, and it is now mandatory for it to be spread on land by an approved company. Technically speaking, it is water containing a limited amount of nitrogen and other nutrients.

The aim of this project is to determine whether this rinse water can be used more efficiently by using it for the cultivation of algae. Algae have a high nutritional value and are of interest for use in animal nutrition. We then want to see if we can incorporate the cultivated algae in the feed of broiler chickens. A business analysis of this circular cooperation will provide more insight into the opportunities and bottlenecks for upscaling.