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LIFE + MANEV PROJECT

Evaluation of manure management and treatment technology for environmental protection and sustainable livestock farming in Europe.

MANEV is an European project of large-scale demonstration framed within the LIFE + Programme of Environment Policy and Governance, whose main objective is to improve environmental protection and sustainability of livestock promoting the use of treatment technologies in different saturated or surplus areas in the production of livestock manure across Europe.

8 partners will assess 13 treatment technologies and manure management systems, located in 8 regions with high pig production belonging to 4 European countries, following a common monitoring and assessment protocol that will be developed a long the project. The results of each assessment could be referred to CO2 equivalent units in order to assess its contribution to fight against climate change.

A software tool will be developed based on the results and all the information and data obtained from the technology assessments developed in the project, which is intended to provide an objective decision support tool to determine the most appropriate treatment according to the local circumstances, without being these mere technological comparison but taking into account aspects like for example environment, society, economics, local regulation,… of every study case. Europe will be endowed with a common decision support tool to the various technologies beneficial for both farming sector (search for the optimal technology) and the administration (environmental control and promotion of the use of technologies).

DURATION: 48 months (January 2011 – December 2014)

BUDGET OF THE PROJECT:

  • Total budget: 4.165.832 €
  • European co-financing: 2.076.153 €

Actions

Each of the 8 partners of the Manev LIFE+ project is assigned a specific task in which they have to assess a technology or a set of treatment systems for manure management.

PARTNER ACTION MANAGEMENT SCHEME TREATMEN/MANAGEMENT PLACE CAPACITY SUBSTRATES
SARGA
7
1 full-scale centralized
treatment plant
Separation + BT (N/DN) Peñarroya de Tastavins
(Teruel, Spain)
100.000 m3/year Pig slurry
1 full-scale
treatment plant
Pasteurization + AD + Separation Caparroso
(Navarra, Spain)
219.000 m3/year

Dairy manure, poultry
manure, agroindustrial waste

1 full-scale centralized
treatment plant
AD Almazan
(Soria, Spain)
100.000 m3/year Pig slurry
Aahrus University
8
1 full-scale
treatment plant
Separation (flocculation) + Stripping + AD Foulum (Midtjylland, Denmark) Aprox. 80 m3/year Pig slurry
1 pilot plant AF reactor Foulum (Midtjylland, Denmark) ----- Pig slurry
University of Milan
9
1 full-scale collective
treatment plant
AD + BT (SBR) Bergamo (Lombardy, Italy) 110.000 m3/year Manure (pig, cow and poultry)
CRPA
10
Pilot plant (farm scale) AD + Sharon process Basilicagoiano (Parma, Italy) 0,35-1 m3/day Pig slurry
Farm scale AD + Separation + Stripping + BT (MBR) Sospiro (Cremona, Italy) 100 - 120 m3/day

Pig slurry, Cosubstrate.

IRTA
11
Farm scale AD + Separation + Composting Vilademuls (Gerona, Spain) 12.510 m3/year cattle manure, 5.700 t/year cosubstrate, 268 t/year vegetable fraction Cattle manure
Cosubstrate
Vegetable fraction
ITACyL
12
Farm scale Separation (flocculation + coagulation) +
BT (N/DN)
Cuellar (Segovia, Spain) 21.900 m3/year Pig slurry
CSIC
13
Farm scale Composting Murcia (Spain) Different capacities Pig slurry
Warmia-Mazuria
14
Full-scale Direct use of farm manure as organic fertiliser Region of Warmia-Mazuria (Poland) Different capacities Pig slurry
  • AD: Anaerobic Digestion.
  • TB: Biological Treatment.
  • SBR: Sequence Batch Reactor.
  • MBR: Membrane Biological Reactor.
  • AF: Anaerobic Filter.

The evaluation will be done following in every area the common protocol developed within the project so that results are comparable.

With the information provided by partners and its direct contribution is to develop a software tool as a support for decision making regarding technology and/or management system to be used according to local conditions.

To complete this evaluation and verify functionality two different simulations will be performed with the tool to assess two of the regions under study: Murcia and Warmia-Mazury.

All this work of research and development will be made known along the 4 years throughout the dissemination activities.