The farm in Monreal del Campo (Teruel) already prevents the application of patents developed by the Térval company to reduce the pollution generated by the slurry, since the excretions are not transformed into ammonia, but remain instead of urea, which does not volatilize and, . thus increasing the good of the animal and the value of the manure.
These were said to the media by the director of the Strategic Council in Fertinagro Biotech, Sergio Atares, on the occasion of the visit made this Thursday by the president of Aragon, Javier Lambán, to the town of Gloria Garzarán in Monreal del Campo, in the demonstration of the ammonia treatment and control unit developed in the hall between Térvalis , Plumed Farm Machinery and SGS.
The objective of this visit, Atares indicated, is to learn the advantages of the whole world that technology can provide and find, not only the economic value, but also the social and environmental value of this application and thus increases the global added value. in the country of a European leader like a pig.
The treatment units allow the measurement, reporting and verification of the reduction of ammonia emissions through the standards of these processes and measurements thanks to the cooperation with SGS, being a recognized solution in the field of certification.
With this, it is intended that these units can be established in Aragon to create a network of treatment monitoring, reporting and verification, which for Javier Lambán is “an initiative with the greatest environmental weight advanced by its executives”.
The overall goal of the project is to defossilize the Aragonese agri-food sector, eliminating mineral nitrogen and using better other available nitrogen sources: “in this way we will get closer to the community with the aim of making it healthier, more sustainable and affordable food”, Strategic Technical Director at Fertinagro Biotech he explained.
Last February, an agreement was signed by the Aragonese executives with the company Fertinagro Biotech (Terval group), in which the university granted four patents for its technology to be revoked, to help the Aragonese Government in the objective of solving the problem of the primary sector and facilitating it. replacing mineral fertilizers with organic ones.
The project with which the emission of harmful gases such as ammonia is reduced and a healthier fuel is obtained, which can make Aragon “a leader in replacing mineral fertilizers with organic ones”, indicated Lambán, who evaluated the potential benefit for the province among themselves. 90 and 100 million of cash per year, in addition to the social and environmental benefit of one mile.
In parallel with this visit, the university campus of Teruel has organized a technical conference, the purpose of which is to show the work of the collaborators of Teruel at the national level, who have worked for more than 10 years in these projects: the University of Zaragoza, the Polytechnic University of Valencia and the Polytechnic University of Madrid.
Both in the technical conference and in the visit to the livestock farm, the advances in the development of the yielding technologies that make it possible to avoid the volatile ammonia from the slurry were said to achieve three main benefits: the reduction of air. pollution increasing animal welfare and reducing the need to purchase mineral nitrogen that comes from natural gas and therefore makes food production more expensive and hinders the sustainability of the agricultural food system.
In order to achieve this reduction, Tervalis has granted patents for the process of treating organic animal waste and the use of such a treatment product as manure and another, with an inhibitory composition and its use as urea.
The system for applying and controlling the effect of these additives is designed to reduce the concentration of ammonia in the fuel chamber from 20 ppm to 5 ppm.
The objective of the technical contribution is to provide prompt areas of livestock production to promote progress in the reduction of ammonia emissions in the room and treatment units to make progress in monitoring, reporting and verification in the reduction of ammonia emissions; thus, a regional technical group was formed between the agro-environmental laboratory of Aragon, the University of Zaragoza and other federations.