New plant developed to transform organic waste into high-quality fertiliser

From digestate to commercial fertiliser (Foto: Neiker)

Basque County — The Basque Institute for Agricultural Research and Development, Neiker-Tecnalia, has presented a pilot plant for transforming the organic material produced by biogas plants into high, added value fertilisers. Thus, closing the cycle of this organic material in this way is achieved without generating waste, at the same time as providing for a market outlet. The installation is located on the agricultural land of Neiker-Tecnalia in Arkaute (in the Basque province of Alava), with a budget of 1.8 million euros, provided by the European Union within the remit of a CIP-Ecoinnovation project, as well as by the four participating bodies in the initiative: Neiker-Tecnalia, Ekonek Innovation in Product Enhancement, the Blue Agro agricultural technological company (based in Donostia-San Sebastian in the Basque province of Gipuzkoa), and the Dutch Colsen company.

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