The demonstration pilot plant of EU project ManureEcoMine is already in operation and can be visited next 20th May
European pigs and cows jointly produce about 1.27 billion tonnes of manure per year, the volume of 500.000 Olympic swimming pools and a largely unexploited resource of organic carbon and nutrients.
Coordinated by Uninersity of Ghent and funded under the EC VII Framework Program, project ManureEcoMine proposes an integrated approach to the treatment and reuse of animal husbandry waste, by applying the eco-innovative principles of sustainability, resource recovery and energy efficiency. Anaerobic digestion, ammonia stripping, struvite precipitation and partial nitritation/anammox are the technologies that have been combined to demonstrate their potential at pilot scale for the treatment of cow and pig manure. The project brings together 11 partner from 5 different countries, among them LEQUIA research group of University of Girona, the University of Santiago de Compostela and companies Ahidra Agua y Energía S.L. and Baucells Alibes S.A.
During the open day, the attendees will visit the ManureEcoMine pilot installation for a resource-efficient manure processing. The event will take place in El Raurell, a cow farm in Calldetenes (Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain) on Friday, May 20th from 10:30 to 18:30h. Attendees should register by filling a form on the project website (www.manureecomine.eu/subscribe).