EU Research "Making the most of pig manure"

Although pigs are actually one of world's cleanest creatures – despite their reputation to the contrary – cleaning up after them is a challenging task. The bulk, gas emissions and associated odours give pig manure a bad name. But if you know how to extract them, there are value nutrients secreted in the slurry. The EU-funded EfficientHeat project has advanced waste disposal while giving pig farmers the potential to turn manure into money.

Project details

  • Project acronym: EFFICIENTHEAT
  • Participants: Spain (Coordinator),Switzerland, France, Finland
  • Project reference 277624
  • Total cost: € 1 372 637
  • EU contribution: € 1 084 300
  • Duration: April 2008 – March 2013

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