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Nordic Environmental Footprint Conference - From theory to market conditions
Event | Event starts: 2018-09-18

Could environmental footprints be a game-changing policy tool in the future? At the conference you learn about the new approach and how it may become a market standard for environmental communication ......

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Global impact must be considered in Finland as well
Content page | Published: 2018-09-13

Earth system changes can be depicted and understood by examining different feedbacks and boundaries. Processes affecting global and local ecosystems are closely interlinked and they also need to be e......

Finland and sustainable well-being > Planetary boundaries need to be considered > Global impact must be considered in Finland as well
Planetary boundaries already partly overstepped
Content page | Published: 2018-09-13

Picture. The planetary boundaries (green line) have already been overstepped in climate change, biodiversity loss, flows of nitrogen and phosphorus, and land use change. Planetary boundary proc......

Finland and sustainable well-being > Planetary boundaries need to be considered > Planetary boundaries already partly overstepped
Planetary boundaries need to be considered
Content page | Published: 2018-09-13

Planetary boundaries already partly overstepped Science on climate change and other global environmental risks is becoming more and more detailed and robust. Risks that target important global e...

Finland and sustainable well-being > Planetary boundaries need to be considered
Well-being within the limits of global capacity
Content page | Published: 2018-09-13

Sustainable development can only be implemented if there is respect for planetary boundaries . They define the possibilities under which societies can seek well-being. The economy as part of a socia......

Finland and sustainable well-being > Sustainable well-being remains a distant goal > Well-being within the limits of global capacity
Finland and sustainable well-being
Content page | Published: 2018-08-15

Respecting the limits of the earth is a prerequisite for the well-being of humanity. The circular economy, low carbon emissions, and securing biodiversity move society in a sustainable direction. Acc...

Finland and sustainable well-being
Materials
Content page | Published: 2018-08-29

Introduction to sustainable development goals by using soil-human microbiota as a case, EevaFurman, ESM 21062018 Agenda2030 - challenges and solutions Finland and globally, EevaFurman, Czh...

Finland and sustainable well-being > Materials
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

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