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  1. A Greener Agriculture for a Bluer Baltic Sea
  2. 02.11.2011 09:00
  3. 03.11.2011 11:30
  4. Sånga-Säby, Stockholm, Sweden
  5. You are cordially invited to the international agri-environmental conference: "A Greener Agriculture for a Bluer Baltic Sea"on the 2-3. November 2011. The major forum for networking and exchange of knowledge, experiences and ideas. The conference is jointly organised by the projects Baltic Compass, Baltic Deal and Baltic Manure.

    Get the latest news and accomplishments in the area of sustainable agriculture around the Baltic Sea. Listen to farmers telling their experiences of agri-environmental measures. Hear about the integration of policies and practices. See who wins the 2011 WWF Baltic Sea Farmer of the Year Award.

    Also on the agenda:
    Phosphorus recycling
    Precision farming and other technical tools
    How can we turn manure from an environmental problem into business opportunities?
    What about the future - Scenarios and Assessments
    The future of EUs agricultural policy, CAP
    Presentation of the Baltic Manure Award winner

    When
    November 2
    Conference starts at 9 o'clock.
    The conference day closes with an evening banquet and the WWF Baltic Farmer of the Year Award Prize Ceremony.

    November 3
    9.00-11.30 Excursion to the farm of the 2010 WWF Baltic Sea Farmer of the Year.

    Hotelrooms are pre-booked 1st and 2nd November.
    Latest date for reservations is October 14.

    Where
    Sånga-Säby, Stockholm, Sweden

    Registration
    Please find detailed information and registration form at:
    http://www.sanga-saby.se/Grupper-med-egna-sidor/agreener2011/

    More information
    Baltic Compass www.balticcompass.org
    Baltic Deal www.balticdeal.eu
    Baltic Manure www.balticmanure.eu

    Welcome to the conference!

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Project acronym: Baltic MANURE

Project title: Baltic Forum for Innovative Technologies for Sustainable Manure Management

Application call: 3

Priority: 3. Baltic Sea as a common resource

Project website: www.balticmanure.eu

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Lead Partner:

MTT Maa- ja elintarviketalouden tutkimuskeskus
MTT
31600 Jokioinen
FI
Markku Järvenpää
E-mail: markku.jarvenpaa@mtt.fi
Phone: +358 40 5930811
Fax:

Project Manager:

MTT Maa- ja elintarviketalouden tutkimuskeskus
MTT/Animale, Tietotie
31600 Jokioinen
FI
Sanna Marttinen
E-mail: sanna.marttinen@mtt.fi
Phone: +358 40 3529741
Fax:


Information Manager:

Agro Business Park
Niels Pedersens Allé 2
8830 Tjele
DK
Knud Tybirk
E-mail: kt@agropark.dk
Phone: +45 4030 1141
Fax: +45 8999 2599



Summary description of the project:

The Baltic Sea Basin is an area of intensive, and intensifying agricultural production. There are about 36 million units of cattle, 67 million units of pigs, and 190 million units of poultry in the region. (Gren, I.-M. et al., 2008: Cost of nutrient reductions to the Baltic Sea - technical report). Intensifying and concentration of animal production has resulted in environmental problems caused by manure based nutrient surplus and water eutrophication in some regions. Whilst animal manure is still considered mainly as an environmental problem, agriculture uses substantial amounts of non-renewable nutrients and energy. Indeed, manure must be considered as a resource instead of a problem. It is calculated, that manure contains 981 000 ton of Nitrogen and 281 000 ton of Phosphorus, currently not utilised properly (BalticSea2020 report "best available technologies for manure treatment"). The Baltic Sea Strategy Priority Area 9 Flagship project

Baltic MANURE is turning the perception of manure and intensive animal husbandry from an environmental problem into an opportunity for business innovation. The project develops and utilizes the high potential and know-how for innovative solutions for manure management, such as production of renewable energy, organic fertilisers and other added value products. Innovation potential of SME's in the region will be improved by joint efforts of the institutions and countries involved through conferences, fairs and B2B events. Common norms for manure quality are required in order to develop sound and coherent policies and regulations, which may stimulate business development in the field. Close scientific cooperation and technological insight are needed also to address the challenge of more efficient phosphorous recycling. Life Cycle Analysis is used to assess environmental aspects of different manure handling technologies and as a basis for recommendations.

Project Objectives:

• To establish a needed manure knowledge forum by transnational R&D efforts, communication and business innovation

• To evaluate the existing systems and technologies for animal housing and manure processing in the Baltic Sea Region

• To evaluate the existing norms for manure in relation to animal housing and technologies to reach sustainable fertilization, with a special emphasis on Phosphorus

• To perform sustainability analysis of new technologies

• To identify and analyse the commercial potentials of manure technologies, e.g. for energy purposes

• To evaluate the incentive structure and national interpretations of EU directives influencing the development of inventive manure processing technologies

• To stimulate business innovation for manure technologies and recommend specific investments


Achievements of the project so far:

Baltic Manure studied sustainable manure management, built up business contact networks, and contributed to policy development. As an example of combining the three dimensions, the project co-organised three conferences under the label “A Greener Agriculture for a Bluer Baltic Sea” together with other BSR Programme projects and the WWF. The first conference was in Stockholm 2011, the second in Copenhagen in 2012, and the third conference in Helsinki in 2013 (with additional organisers: HELCOM, CIEC and NJF). The conference continues after the project period and enhances policy dialogue between agri-environmental stakeholders.

For research, examples of existing manure handling technologies aiming at reduced environmental impacts of manure have been reported. Recommendations for animal feeding have been given as feeding strategies directly affect manure quality and its nutrient content. Economic analyses of manure separation technologies have shown potential for improved manure use.

Phosphorus (P) use of manure was studied and the results published as reports on the project website. A manure and soil P database was created. The project proved that agricultural use of recycled P-fertilizer products and a site-specific and demand-driven nutrient management are valuable contributions towards resilient P-utilisation in the BSR.

National scenarios with ideas on how to implement manure energy potential as biogas in the BSR were created. The results show the importance of both technology development and steady and well-directed support mechanisms in ensuring successful harnessing of manure energy. The different BSR countries are in very different stages in this process.

Alternative technology chains were assessed with Life Cycle Analysis to evaluate environmental consequences of manure handling. Reference scenarios (business-as-usual) were built, covering 5 countries and 4 animal production types.

All reference scenarios and life cycle inventory reports as well as the actual LCA reports were finalised and made available on the project website. Moreover, all data used for the LCAs was made available to all as a large databank. A manure tool for simple assessment of the environmental impacts of different manure management choices was also created and planced on the project website.

Baltic Manure was a broker of new technologies and latest research insights for companies and scientists. Business plans were made for different manure handling solutions. The business forum at website holds opportunities for business contacts. The project enhanced business networking by organising manure technology match-making events at Poleko fair, Poland, in 2011, at World Bioenergy conference, Sweden, at Agromek Fair, Denmark, in 2012 and with national seminars and field visits. The project presents annual Baltic Manure Handling Award to highlight novel manure handling technologies.



Project Duration: Sep 2010 - Dec 2013
Approximate total project budget in EUR: 3.722.940,00
ERDF co-financing: 2.845.500,00
ENPI co-financing: 0,00
Norwegian national contribution: 0,00

List of partners

MTT Agrifood Research Finland
30600 Jokioinen | FINLAND
MTT
Region: Etelä-Suomi
Contact person: Markku Järvenpää
Phone: +358 9 2242 5266
E-mail: markku.jarvenpaa@mtt.fi
Web: www.mtt.fi
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:879.800,00
ERDF co-financing:659.850,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Finnish Environment Institute
250 Helsinki | FINLAND
Mechelininkatu 34 A
Region: Etelä-Suomi
Contact person: Juha Grönroos
Phone: +358 40 526 3139
E-mail: juha.gronroos@syke.fi
Web: www.ymparisto.fi
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:118.920,00
ERDF co-financing:89.190,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Agro Business Park A/S, Innovation Centre for Bioenergy and Environmental Technology
8830 Tjele | DENMARK
Niels Pedersens Allé 2
Region: Midtjylland
Contact person: Knud Tybirk
Phone: +45 8999 2520
E-mail: kn@cbmi.dk
Web: www.cbmi.dk
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:537.000,00
ERDF co-financing:402.750,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Aarhus University
8830 Tjele | DENMARK
Department of Animal Health and Bioscience, Resear
Region: Midtjylland
Contact person: Hanne Damgaard Poulsen
Phone: +45 89991386
E-mail: HanneDamgaard.Poulsen@agrsci.dk
Web: www.agrsci.dk
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:244.000,00
ERDF co-financing:183.000,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
University of Southern Denmark
5230 Odense | DENMARK
Niels Bohrs Allé 1
Region: Syddanmark
Contact person: Henrik Wenzel
Phone: +45 27787374
E-mail: henrik.wenzel@kbm.sdu.dk
Web: www.sdu.dk
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:280.000,00
ERDF co-financing:210.000,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
JTI-Swedish Institute for Agricultural and Environmental Engineering
75007 Uppsala | SWEDEN
P.O. Box 7033
Region: Östra Mellansverige
Contact person: Lena Rodhe
Phone: +46 18 30 33 51
E-mail: lena.rodhe@jti.se
Web: www.jti.se
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:495.320,00
ERDF co-financing:371.490,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Julius Kühn-Institut, Federal Research Centre for Cultivated Plants (JKI)
38116 Braunschweig | GERMANY
Bundesallee 50
Region: Braunschweig
Contact person: Silvia Haneklaus
Phone: +49 531 596 2121
E-mail: silvia.haneklaus@jki.bund.de
Web: www.jki.bund.de
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:318.000,00
ERDF co-financing:238.500,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Estonian University of Life Sciences
51014 Tartu | ESTONIA
Fr.R. Kreutzwaldi 1
Region: Eesti
Contact person: Argo Normak
Phone: (+372) 731 3001
E-mail: argo.normak@emu.ee
Web: www.emu.ee
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:156.400,00
ERDF co-financing:132.940,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
University of Rostock
18059 Rostock | GERMANY
Justus-von-Liebig-Weg 6
Region: Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Contact person: Andrea Schuech
Phone: +49 381 3866 400 715
E-mail: andrea.schuech@uni-rostock.de
Web: www.auf.uni-rostock.de/uiw
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:109.000,00
ERDF co-financing:81.750,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Green Federation GAJA
70-374 Szczecin | POLAND
ul. 5 Lipca 45
Region: Zachodniopomorskie
Contact person: Jakub Skorupski
Phone: +48 091 489 42 33
E-mail: jakub@gajanet.pl
Web: www.gajanet.pl
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:50.000,00
ERDF co-financing:42.500,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
University of Helsinki Department of Agrotechnology
00790 Helsinki | FINLAND
Koetilantie 3
Region: Etelä-Suomi
Contact person: Laura Alakukku
Phone: +358 9 191 58682
E-mail: laura.alakukku@helsinki.fi
Web: www.helsinki.fi/yliopisto
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:32.000,00
ERDF co-financing:24.000,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
University of Gdansk
80-952 Gdansk | POLAND
Bazynskiego 1a
Region: Pomorskie
Contact person: Ksawery Kuligowski
Phone: +48 58 735 11 20
E-mail: kk@pomcert.pl
Web: www.ug.gda.pl
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:135.500,00
ERDF co-financing:115.175,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Latvia Agricultural University
LV-3001 Jelgavā | LATVIA
Lielajā ielā 2
Region: Latvija
Contact person: Kaspars Vartukapteinis
Phone: +371 63023825
E-mail: kaspars.vartukapteinis@llu.lv
Web: www.llu.lt
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:90.000,00
ERDF co-financing:76.500,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry
58344 Kedainiai | LITHUANIA
Instituto al. 1
Region: Lietuva
Contact person: Sigitas Lazauskas
Phone: 8-347-37789
E-mail: sigislaz@lzi.lt
Web: www.lzi.lt
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:62.000,00
ERDF co-financing:52.700,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Innovation and Education Centre Hohen Luckow IBZ German Biogas Association Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
18239 Hohen Luckow | GERMANY
Bützower Strasse 1a
Region: Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Contact person: Horst Ludley
Phone: +49 (0)38295-741 26
E-mail: hludley@t-online.de
Web: www.biogas.org
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:29.000,00
ERDF co-financing:21.750,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Swerea SWECAST AB/Enterprise Europe Network
553 22 Jönköping | SWEDEN
Tullportsgatan 3
Region: Småland med öarna
Contact person: Ellen Carlsson
Phone: +46 36-30 1246
E-mail: ellen.carlsson@swerea.se
Web: http://www.swerea.se/swecast/
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:95.000,00
ERDF co-financing:71.250,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Turku Science Park Oy
20520 Turku | FINLAND
Itäinen Pitkäkatu 4 B
Region: Länsi-Suomi
Contact person: Sami Uusitalo
Phone:
E-mail: sami.uusitalo@turkusciencepark.com
Web: www.turkusciencepark.com
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:52.000,00
ERDF co-financing:39.000,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Estonian Research Institute of Agriculture
75501 Saku | ESTONIA
Teaduse 13
Region: Eesti
Contact person: Helena Pärenson
Phone: (+372) 6711 549
E-mail: helena@eria.ee
Web: www.eria.ee
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:39.000,00
ERDF co-financing:33.150,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00