Baltic Compact has issued a policy brief that through calculation of environmental services from biogas production, based on examples of using maize silage or cattle slurry as substrate, clearly shows, that biogas on basis of maize silage deteriorate nature and environment, while the opposite is the case if biogas is produced on basis of a waste material like cattle slurry.
You can download the policy brief here.
AgroTechnologyATLAS and VERA Verification of environmental technologies for agricultural production - has initiated a collaboration to disseminate knowledge about agro-environmental technologies at an international level.
Peter Engel, head of the VERA secretariat says: The collaboration with AgroTechnologyATLAS is a good opportunity for the manufacturers of environmental technologies with a VERA Verification Statement to expose their technologies also to markets outside the VERA collaboration. Further it will help farmers and environmental authorities to get access to information about an even wider range of environmental technologies with a documented environmental efficiency.
VERA is collaboration between the national Danish, German and Dutch environmental and agricultural authorities. A VERA Verification Statement granted in one of these countries will also be recognized in the additional countries. A VERA Verification Statement is granted on the basis of a completed VERA test. The VERA tests are performed according to one of the five VERA test protocols for environmental efficient technologies for agricultural production.
VERA is planned to expand in order to comprise new types of technologies and to include more countries. The collaboration with AgroTechnologyATLAS will be a step in this direction.