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Report: Shift to climate-friendly diet requires a systemic change
Press release | Published: 2019-08-21

The climate impacts of diet can be reduced by 30 to 40 per cent by changing our diets and taking care of the carbon reserve in arable land. According to the final report of the FoodMinimum project, sh......

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Research & Development > Consumption and production > Report: Shift to climate-friendly diet requires a systemic change
Eating and Energy Use Reconfigured (EE-TRANS)
Project | Published: 2018-10-16

Growing concerns for climate change call for radical systemic changes in society in terms of both production and consumption. In order to develop the current understanding of reconfigurations require...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Eating and Energy Use Reconfigured (EE-TRANS)
Bioassays as tools for assessing safety of sewage sludge fertilizer usage - harmful substances and microplastics under observation (BIOLTA)
Project | Published: 2018-07-18

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Bioassays as tools for assessing safety of sewage sludge fertilizer usage - harmful substances and microplastics under observation (BIOLTA)
Business oppourtunities
Content page | Published: 2018-07-05

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

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 faced challenges to find functioning and cost-efficient processing technologies. Solids and liquids can be separated from digestate, in which case the phosphorous-rich...

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, the environmental impacts of digestate processing and the generated recycled fertilizers are assessed with means of life cycle assessment (LCA). These impacts are compared to th...

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, the project aims to make an application in collaboration with the responsible authority (Evira). The 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 value chains, from raw materials to end-products, are assessed and their 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 Biokymppi's property in Kitee. The biogas plant digestate is mostly suitable to be used as fertilizers and dressing. The biogas is produced in a ...

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 from the process and to adjust the technologies accor...

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, the cost-effectiveness of digestate fertilizers from the farmers’ perspective is assessed. The main target is to assess the viable price range for the recycled fertili...

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 a straightforward fertilizer from the farmers’ perspective. N...

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

The fertilization effect of concentrated processed digestate is tested in field tests with typical crops: cereal, grass and greenhouse cucumber. In these field tests, processed digestate is comp...

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

For example cattle manure can be used as raw material for recycled fertilizers. Photo: Tapio Heikkilä Biogas production is based on a multiphase composition process generated by mic...

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. Biogas production c...

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

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