LIFE LIVEWASTE (LIFE+2012)

Starting date
September 1, 2013
Duration (months)
36
Departments
Biotechnology
Managers or local contacts
Bolzonella David
URL
www.livewaste.org
Keyword
livestock effluents, resource recovery, environmental protection

LIFE LIVE-WASTE is subject to co-finance by LIFE+ EU financial instrument under the thematic area of LIFE+ Environmental Policy and Governance in the priority area with principle objective of Waste and Natural Resources. The main objective of project is to develop, demonstrate and evaluate an innovative decentralized approach for sustainable management of livestock waste achieving environmental protection and climate change mitigation in line with the requirements of the EU and National legislation through actions complementary to those of the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme. The project activities introduce high level of innovation concerning the development, operation and evaluation of a prototype system for livestock treatment and for the post-treatment of the by-products derived from the involved processes (combination of advanced biological and chemical treatment processes), resulting in recovery of materials and energy and developing a concrete market for the end products (i.e. energy, compost, reusable effluent, phosphorous). Furthermore, innovative assessment methodologies and tools developed and demonstrated for the evaluation of the applied livestock waste management scheme. The project provide insight on how the sustainable livestock waste scheme can be implemented in larger scale in Cyprus, Italy, Greece, Spain and in other EU countries.

Sponsors:

Commissione Europea - LIFE + 2012
Funds: assigned and managed by the department

Project participants

David Bolzonella
Full Professor

Activities

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