The development of LIFE microTAN project is expected to lead to the following results:
A procedure of recovery of untanned solid wastes from tanneries will be available.
As a result of the implementation of the proposed recovery procedure, the valorisation as gelatine and collagen products of 15% of untanned solid waste generated in European tanneries is expected.
The previous achievement will mean a foreseen reduction of about 10% of waste transportation, what will redound to a reduction in the CO2 emissions.
As a consequence, a reduction of the environmental costs of the tanneries is forecasted.
- Last, but not least, valuable by-products will be obtained, which will provide the tanneries with new niche opportunities.