prof. dr. ir. Buysse Jeroen
Solutions to the stinking problem of manure surpluses in areas of highly concentrated livestock production in Europe
Manure processing is an end-of-pipe technology that helps to solve the problem of manure surpluses in the concentrated livestock production sector in certain European regions. These regions have a strong need for manure processing as they are faced with high amounts of manure that cannot be spread on the land or transported to other regions. A tool has been developed and applied to predict the demand for manure processing in light of tightening fertilisation standards.
The method is used by private investors to decide upon the capacity or location of manure processing facilities, as well as by lobbyists and policy makers to select the most efficient set of fertilisation standards.