AVIENERGY project final event


AVIENERGY is a supra-autonomous Operational Group that promotes the valorization of poultry manure generated in poultry farms to obtain thermal and electrical energy for the farms themselves and fertilizer materials for the use of nutrients in the soil. This solution is an efficient and environmentally sustainable tool for reducing greenhouse gases and improving the competitiveness of the sector itself.

The objective of this event, which will be held on March 2 in two formats, in person (in Lorca-Murcia) and online (via Zoom), is to present the different activities and experiences that have been carried out to turn one of the main problems of the sector into an opportunity, transforming waste into a new source of energy self-sufficiency.

It will be explained how to treat, in a technically and economically viable way, the waste generated in poultry farming so that it can be used as biomass energy. The boiler designed for this purpose for the combustion of this material will also be shown and the potential of the ashes generated as fertilizer for agricultural use will be tested. In addition, we will also learn about other innovative initiatives to generate energy from livestock waste.

This conference is aimed at farms, cooperatives, poultry and agricultural farms; companies in the energy sector; technology centers, research centers, technology platforms and universities; public administrations related to energy efficiency, agriculture, the environment and/or rural development and end consumers and the general public.

The program of the meeting is as follows:

09:30 – 09:45 h. Reception of attendees.

09:45 – 10:00 h. Opening and welcome: Julián Díaz. President of the Alimer Cooperative.

10:00 – 10:20 h. Presentation Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.

10:20 – 10:40 Presentation of the Avienergy project. Anxela Montero. FEUGA. 

10:40 – 11:00 h. Handling and preparation of poultry waste to optimize its energetic use. Xosé Francisco Pedras. Technical Agricultural Engineer.

11:00 – 11:20 h. Are poultry wastes useful for their energetic valorization. Natalia Cid. Technological Center EnergyLab.

11:20 – 11:40 h. Coffee break.

11:40 – 12:00 h. Optimization of parameters and processes for the thermal utilization of poultry waste. David Patiño. University of Vigo. Manuel Dopico. Demaux Manufactures S.L.

12:00 – 12:20 h. Obtaining electricity and evaluation of the environmental impact of the implemented solution. Natalia Cid and Marta Pérez. EnergyLab Technological Center.

12:20 – 12:40 h. Valorization of combustion ashes as fertilizer material. María del Pilar Bernal. CEBAS-CSIC. Francisco Martínez. Alimer Cooperative.

12:40 – 13:00 h. Innovative initiatives for obtaining bioenergy and renewable gases. Helena Peñas. Norvento Enerxía.

13:00 – 13:15 h. Questions and answers.

13:15 h. Closing. Irene Guillén. Regional Ministry of Water, Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries.

13:30 h Spanish wine.

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This conference is part of the activities of the project’s dissemination plan, 80% co-financed by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) of the European Union and 20% by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, under the National Rural Development Program 2014-2020. The Directorate General for Rural Development, Innovation and Agri-Food Training (DGDRIFA) is the authority responsible for the implementation of this aid. Budget: 582,960.04 €. Total grant: €565,160.04. More information: Agriculture and Rural Development of the European Commission.

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