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Cefusa and the UPCT advances in the treatment of slurries turning them into fertilizer and water for irrigation (19/11/2019)

Cefusa, in collaboration with the Polytechnic University of Cartagena, advances in the treatment of slurry by mitigating its emissions by transforming them into fertilizers and water for agricultural irrigation.

Researchers from the UPCT Soil and Water Management, Use and Recovery Group have managed to moderate the emissions of ammonia and greenhouse gases from pig purines, obtaining a quality organic fertilizer and reusing treated water for irrigation.

This achievement has been obtained in the research carried out by the Chair in Sustainable Environmental Management of Swine Production promoted by CEFUSA, to carry out purification of slurries using biofilters.

These results are a commitment to the circular economy, since it transforms by-products into nutrients that increase the fertility of agricultural land.

At the same time it represents a saving in the consumption of chemical fertilizers.

In this way, they minimize the carbon footprint, says the responsible researcher, Ángel Faz, of the Department of Agronomic Engineering.

The Secretary of State for the Environment, Hugo Morán, learned a few days ago about the details of the research being carried out by the Chair in Sustainable Environmental Management of Swine Production during his visit to the environmental day held at SEPOR, in Lorca.

UPCT and Cefusa, integrated in the Grupo Fuertes business holding company, are working together to design the farm of the future and to promote more sustainable environmental management through the valorization of livestock by-products.

The Chair was created in 2018.

The commitment of the livestock company, provider of eLPOZO ALIMENTACIĂ“N, is to implement in its facilities a better management of resources through the circular economy and reduce the carbon footprint as well as the water footprint with the treatment and recovery of the by-products generated by the activity.

Cefusa and eLPOZO ALIMENTACIĂ“N are committed to the safest and most environmentally friendly models and to apply the most advanced techniques that guarantee the most viable and sustainable solutions for the future of the livestock sector and the rural environment.

Source: Grupo Fuertes

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