Indeed, local resources (livestock and plant effluents) are recovered and produce energy (biomethane) as well as a digestate with a high agronomic value.
“This project brings us many advantages, since it allows us to better exploit our effluents and become players in the energy transition while making savings and diversifying our income,” say the partner farms.The project was initiated in 2015, with the following objectives:
- participate in the production of renewable energy and the reduction of fossil fuel consumption at the local level,
- better valorise effluents, cereal waste and locally produced whey,
- sustain and diversify farmers’ incomes (shareholding, effluent management, fertilizer savings),
- produce a digestate enriched in fertilizing elements, valorized by a return to the soil allowing the substitution of part of the mineral fertilizers used.