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Baltic Acidi Slurry. project reduces airborne pollution load to the sea

Manure acid treatment already in use in Denmark

BSAG takes part in an EU-financed project, which aims to promote implementation of slurry acidification techniques in the Baltic Sea Region. Livestock manure is the main source of ammonia-nitrogen emissions in the Baltic Sea Region, which through atmospheric deposition results in airborne eutrophication of the Baltic Sea.  Ammonia emissions threaten also human health through the formation of particulate matter, which as a pollutant is estimated to have a high negative impact on human health.

Baltic Slurry Acidi. project will promote and further develop three acidification techniques (SATs). These techniques can be used to reduce the ammonia losses from livestock manure in livestock housing, manure storages and from the fields during the application of manure. These techniques have been widely tested and implemented in Denmark. The core of the project will be seven pilot SAT installations established in different Baltic Sea countries.

BSAG will be responsible for the coordination of the project communication. Together with the other Finnish partner, ProAgria, BSAG will also take care of the distribution of SATs knowledge to the farmers. The project is led by JTI – Swedish Institute for Agricultural and Environmental Engineering. There are 17 partners representing all the Baltic Sea riparian countries. The project will start in March 2016 and it will last three years.

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