OBJECTIVES

The general objective of the project is the complete valorization of agricultural waste through recycling digestate into green fertilizers.

The general objectives of the project are summarized below.

01   Reduction of the volume of liquid digestate fraction (concentration of nutrients), hence leading to a reduction of storage, transportation costs and pollutant emissions.
02  
Reduction of energy consumption of the digestate treatment process by a reutilisation of the energy produced by cogeneration and solar power
03  
Development of a digestate treatment solution adapted to the size of small/middle farms and to the geographical and environmental situation.
04  
Development of a low-cost digestate treatment solution, with lower costs than other solutions available on the market.
05  
Development of green fertilizers with low carbon footprint and high agronomic value.

The specific objectives of the project are summarized below.

01  
To evaluate the regulatory context and energy costs relevant to the DIGESMART solution.
02  
To test the digestate treatment solution at farm level.
03  
To evaluate and compare the green fertilizer production system with existing technologies.
04  
To develop the Life Cycle Analysis of the whole process.
05  
To validate the solution developed and replicate it.
06  
To facilitate the transfer of the results to European farmers.

   



DIGESMART PROJECT - DIGESTATE FROM MANURE RECYCLING TECHNOLOGIES
Co-funded by the Eco-innovation Initiative of the European Union