Monday 01 October 2012
Manure to fuel
A grant of €1.5m has been secured by a European consortium of academics and SMEs led by James McGrath, Ashleigh Farms, Co Waterford. The project objective is to build a prototype that will convert manure into fuel, create fertilizers, recover water and help farmers comply with future EU legislation on nitrate and phosphate balances.
The concept is completely different to anaerobic digestion and is aiming to be a lower costs system with a lower carbon footprint. James McGrath, owner of Ashleigh Farms, said that this project could be of enormous benefit for the farming community across Europe.
"Liverpool's John Moore University and PERA Technology in Britain have played a major part in securing this funding," says James. "Together with our consortium partners Technosam of Romania, Sairem of France and Acondaqua of Spain we look forward to working on this exciting project."
Source: Argentine Beef Packers S.A.
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