Baltic Slurry Acidification is an agro-environmental project financed by Interreg Baltic Sea Region under the priority area Natural resources and specific objective Clear Waters. The aim of the project is to reduce nitrogen losses from livestock production by promoting the use of slurry acidification techniques in the Baltic Sea Region and thus to mitigate eutrophication of the Baltic Sea. There are partners from all the Baltic Sea region countries and associated organisations from Russia and Belarus. The Lead Partner is RISE Research Institutes of Sweden.
The project work is divided to five work packages (WPs). Work package 2, Technical Feasibility Studies, aims to speed up the process of overcoming technical and practical bottlenecks in implementation of SATs. The work includes analysing issues related to acidification, i.e. manure handling systems, slurry buffering capacity, corrosion or safety. WP 3 concentrates on SAT pilot investments done by the partners. There will be both in-field and in-storage SAT solutions. Data related to the installation and operation of the investments will be collected and used for the environmental and economic analysis done in WP 5. There will be field trials (WP 4) done in all the partnering countries. The use of acidified slurry will be tested against non-treated slurry. The results will be delivered to WP 5 to verify the theoretical estimates of impacts.
Baltic Slurry Acidification project started on March 2016 and will continue until February 2019. The project is the EU’s Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region Policy Area Bioeconomy’s flagship project.
You can read more on the Baltic Slurry Acidification project on the project website: http://balticslurry.eu/