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Business oppourtunities
Content page | Published: 2018-07-05

Biogas plants provide new livelihoods for agricultural areas in several manners. Biogas plants generate energy that can be used by the plant itself or it can be sold in different forms. Digestate can...

Nutrients, energy and livelihood for the countryside from a biogas plant (BioRaEE) > Utilisation of biogas > Business oppourtunities
Challenges
Content page | Published: 2018-07-05

Biogas producers have had challenges to find operational and cost-efficient processing technologies. Solids and liquids can be separated from digestate. Phosphorous rich solids (dry content 20-30 %) ...

Nutrients, energy and livelihood for the countryside from a biogas plant (BioRaEE) > Recycled fertilizers > Challenges
Energy
Content page | Published: 2018-07-05

Biogas consists mainly of methane and carbon dioxide. Methane can be used in energy production in a similar manner as natural gas. Biogas is a valuable fuel that can be used for several purpos...

Nutrients, energy and livelihood for the countryside from a biogas plant (BioRaEE) > Utilisation of biogas > Energy
Environmental impacts
Content page | Published: 2018-07-05

In this project, environmental impacts digestate processing and the generated fertilizers are assessed with Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). These impacts are compared to the refence situation, in this c...

Nutrients, energy and livelihood for the countryside from a biogas plant (BioRaEE) > Nutrient cycles, environment and economics > Environmental impacts
Guidance
Content page | Published: 2018-07-05

Since new products do not typically have a type designation in the fertilizer regulation, in this project we make an application in collaboration with the responsible authority (Evira). Our aim is to ...

Nutrients, energy and livelihood for the countryside from a biogas plant (BioRaEE) > Recycled fertilizers in field test > Guidance
Nutrient cycles, environment and economics
Content page | Published: 2018-07-05

In this project, whole processing chains, from the raw materials to end-products ,are assessed, and environmental and economic impacs are considered....

Nutrients, energy and livelihood for the countryside from a biogas plant (BioRaEE) > Nutrient cycles, environment and economics
Nutrients
Content page | Published: 2018-07-05

Storing recycled fertilizers in Biokymppis´ property in Kitee. Most of the biogas plant digestate can be used as fertilizers and dressing. Biogas production is a closed process and all th...

Nutrients, energy and livelihood for the countryside from a biogas plant (BioRaEE) > Utilisation of biogas > Nutrients
Possibilities
Content page | Published: 2018-07-05

Field tests in Kitee, Finland. Photo: Tanja Myllyviita It is essential to understand what kind of fertilizers are to be produced and to adjust processing technologies accordingly. Well-ad...

Nutrients, energy and livelihood for the countryside from a biogas plant (BioRaEE) > Recycled fertilizers > Possibilities
Profitability
Content page | Published: 2018-07-05

In this project, cost-effectiveness of using digestate fertilizers from the farmers’ perspective are assessed. The main target is to assess what are the preconditions for the price compared to other ...

Nutrients, energy and livelihood for the countryside from a biogas plant (BioRaEE) > Nutrient cycles, environment and economics > Profitability
Recycled fertilizers
Content page | Published: 2018-07-05

Technology for spreading the recycled fertilizers. Photo: Ari-Matti Seppänen Unprocessed biogas digestate is not optimal fertilizer from farmers’ perspective. Nutrient balances ar...

Nutrients, energy and livelihood for the countryside from a biogas plant (BioRaEE) > Recycled fertilizers
Recycled fertilizers in field test
Content page | Published: 2018-07-05

Spreading the recycled fertilizers in Kitee. Photo: Antti Kokkonen The aim of this project is to develop in collaboration with farmers recycled fertilizers which are efficient, safe to us...

Nutrients, energy and livelihood for the countryside from a biogas plant (BioRaEE) > Recycled fertilizers in field test
Testing
Content page | Published: 2018-07-05

Fertilization effect of concentrated processed digestate is tested in the field tests with typical crops: cereal, grass and greenhouse cucumber. In these field tests, processed divestate iscompa...

Nutrients, energy and livelihood for the countryside from a biogas plant (BioRaEE) > Recycled fertilizers in field test > Testing
Utilisation of biogas
Content page | Published: 2018-07-05

Cattle manure is suitable raw material for recycled fertilizers. Photo: Tapio Heikkilä Biogas production is based on multiphase composition process generated by microbes. Several ...

Nutrients, energy and livelihood for the countryside from a biogas plant (BioRaEE) > Utilisation of biogas
EIP-AGRI
Content page | Published: 2018-07-05

EIP operational groups increase profitability, efficiency and sustainability of the agriculture and other primary production. Operational groups are developing a substantial innovation for agricultur...

Nutrients, energy and livelihood for the countryside from a biogas plant (BioRaEE) > Project description > EIP-AGRI
Nutrients, energy and livelihood for the countryside from a biogas plant (BioRaEE)
Project | Published: 2018-07-05

Project description The Finnish government is aiming at increasing nutrient recycling. The aim is that in 2025 half of the farm animals’ manure and wastewater treatment plant sludge is recycled....

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Nutrients, energy and livelihood for the countryside from a biogas plant (BioRaEE)
Project description
Content page | Published: 2018-07-05

The Finnish government is aiming at increasing nutrient recycling. The aim is that in 2025 half of the farm animals’ manure and wastewater treatment plant sludge is recycled. At the same time, new re...

Nutrients, energy and livelihood for the countryside from a biogas plant (BioRaEE) > Project description
Project partners
Content page | Published: 2018-07-05

The main partner in this project is Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE). Other partners are Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke), Karelia University of Applied Sciences, BioKymppi (biogas plant...

Nutrients, energy and livelihood for the countryside from a biogas plant (BioRaEE) > Project description > Project partners
Requalifying matter: nutrient recycling, pollution control and the shifting economies of fertilisation (QUMARE)
Project | Published: 2015-09-23

  Finland seeks to become a model country in terms of nutrient recycling.  The QUMARE project analyses the promotion of this objective by focusing on the policy interventions...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Requalifying matter: nutrient recycling, pollution control and the shifting economies of fertilisation (QUMARE)
Pathways linking uncertainties in model projections of climate and its effects
Project | Published: 2014-10-30

Facing the mitigation and adaptation challenges of ongoing climate change, PLUMES (Pathways linking uncertainties in model projections of climate and its effects) aims towards a significantly improv...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Pathways linking uncertainties in model projections of climate and its effects
Farming culture in transition to sustainable agriculture - a practice approach
Project | Published: 2014-08-26

Agricultural production needs to become sustainable. Currently prevalent agricultural practices cause not only significant environmental impacts but are in need of change in order to guarantee adequa...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Farming culture in transition to sustainable agriculture - a practice approach

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