LIFE SMART AgroMobility project proposes a new model for the management of livestock waste through treatment and subsequent use.
The main objective is to demonstrate the feasibility of a new model of livestock waste management, through treatment and subsequent use, taking into account technical-economic and environmental aspects. The project is developed in a pig fattening farm managed by the COPISO Cooperative, which is one of the partners in the project and is located in the province of Soria.
The prototype will make use of microalgae biotechnology for the upgrading process and biomethane production, it will have the capacity to fuel two light vehicles.
In addition, by promoting processes based on circular economy, biofertilizer will be obtained from algal biomass.
The second pillar on which the project’s objectives are based is the generation of gas of renewable origin (biomethane), valid for use in vehicles.
The production of this gas has a dual purpose: the generation of a low-emission gas (biofuel) that supports a low-emission economy, and at the same time supports the economic viability of the management model, providing a financial income linked to the commercialisation of this gas.
Therefore, it seems clear that there is a need to develop a management model for this gas, from an environmental point of view (emissions) and from the point of view of its commercialisation, which could favour the development of rural areas.
Environmental Benefits + Income Diversification + Employment Opportunities
This type of model contributes to sustainable rural development, generating environmental benefits, income diversification for farmers and forest owners, employment opportunities in rural enterprises and new business opportunities for them, which could generate new sources of income to support public services and critical infrastructure in rural areas.