Baltic Slurry Acidification promotes the implementation of slurry acidification techniques (SAT's) in the
region and mitigates thus airborne eutrophication of the Baltic Sea waters and hazardous aerosol formation in
the Baltic Sea Region. Livestock manure is the main source of ammonia-nitrogen emissions in the region and,
through atmospheric deposition, these emissions account for a significant amount of nitrogen entering the
waters. Ammonia emissions also threaten human health through the formation of particulate aerosols, which
as a pollutant is estimated to have a very high negative impact on human health. Slurry acidification
techniques (SATs) can be used to reduce ammonia losses from livestock manure in livestock housing, manure
storages and from the fields during the application of manure. Several pilot SAT installations and field trials
around the Baltic Sea region will provide concrete experiences that will be disseminated to stakeholders via
field walks, demonstrations and other activities. The project will further clarify technological aspects of
SATs, analyze the environmental and economic implications, conduct market analysis and suggest policy
recommendations that could help dissemination of SAT technology in the Baltic Sea region.
Baltic Slurry Acidification started in March 2016 and lasts three years, until March 2019.
Baltic Slurry Acidification has status as a flagship project, meaning that it has an
acknolwledged role in the implementation of EU's strategy for the Baltic Sea Region.
Our monogram for the project signals the connection to livestock production.
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Organe Institute ApS leads WP6 about policies and market analyses. WP6 will do country specific
analyses of related policies, legislation, framework conditions and market potentials
and will thus clarify the potential for use of Slurry Acidification Technologies
(SATs) in the individual Baltic Sea Region (BSR) countries. Danish policies,
legislation and support schemes will be a baseline for policies, legislation and
support schemes in other project countries, and potential enablers and barriers
for the disseminated use of SATs in the Baltic Sea Region countries will be
identified. The activities will include investigation of possible work safety
related provisions associated with SATs, and exchange of Danish ways to take '
necessary precautions. Market analyses will especially focus on the farming
structure and practices that are favouring the use of SATs, such as slurry’s
share of produced livestock manure.
The work from WP 2 (Technical Feasibility Studies), WP 3 (Pilot Installations
and Demonstrations), WP 4 (Field Trials), and analyses from WP 5 (Environmental and
Economic Implications) will support the studies in WP 6. On basis of that, policy
recommendations will be formulated and they will provide the foundation for a qualified
dialogue with target groups, including authorities, farmers organisations, research,
farm advisory services, business and policy makers in the BSR countries concerning the
potentials of SATs as instruments for reach of national targets for air and water
quality as well as for the economic development of the livestock production.
Roundtables geared towards the target groups will be aimed to stimulate cross-sector
and policy oriented dialogue, and to rise the capacity to develop national legislation
and support schemes for SATs. Dissemination and communication activities will also
comprise articles for the project website and various media, newsletters and presentations
at international conferences.
Specific objectives include activities like:
- Country-wise policy recommendations and guidelines
- Roundtable meetings