Fertilizers without peat. Pervomaysky tribal plant received a grant of 2.5 million euros for the processing of biowaste
https://www.dp.ru/a/2019/07/30/Udobrenija_bez_torf...The Pervomaisky tribal plant in the Priozersky district of the Leningrad Region received a grant from the European Union for the EcoAgRAS project in the amount of 2.5 million euros.
The project involves the creation of a modern environmental safety system at the plant - primarily the processing of biowaste. They plan to implement it in 3 years.
According to Ekaterina Vorobyeva, EcoAgRAS project manager, the main environmental problem of livestock breeding enterprises in the Leningrad Region is an excess of manure and the absence of a system for its disposal.
Environmentalists are concerned that the mass oversaturated with trace elements is washed off through groundwater into the Baltic Sea, which leads to its pollution. The project was developed as part of a cross-border cooperation program with Finland. It will also help in the selection of technologies and their implementation in production.
The Institute of Agricultural Engineering and Environmental Problems of Agricultural Production (IAEP), together with the Finnish Institute of Natural Resources (Luke), proposed the company to process manure into organic fertilizer. To do this, the plant will erect a modern indoor complex for the separation of waste into fractions and further biofermentation.
"It will come out not only environmentally friendly, but also economical. According to old standards for the production of fertilizers, we have to add peat to manure. Previously, the state provided them, but now the purchase will be more expensive than the introduction of modern technologies without the use of peat," says the director of JSC Breeding Plant "May Day" Alexei Pavlov.
Environmentally friendly technologies will cost a total of 3.1 million euros, that is, the plant itself will add 572 thousand euros to the grant amount. The bulk of the funds (90%) will be spent on infrastructure construction, the IAEP said. They plan to complete the construction of the complex in a year, and in two more - to increase the share of waste processing up to 80%.
It is assumed that in 3 years such a system will operate at all livestock enterprises in the region and even integrate them into a single monitoring network. Environmentalists plan to teach businessmen how to keep records of waste generation and efficiently allocate resources.
"To make competent management decisions in agriculture, there is currently a lack of correctly provided data from enterprises. We plan to develop a unified technological regulation for reporting and integration into a special information system," adds Ekaterina Vorobyeva.