The 'CNP flows interactive model' is for estimating and illustrating combined effects in the entire manure / crop / feed loop of on-farm measures related to CNP management at farms or in regions, such as the impacts of employment of various livestock manure processing technology. The tool is per default illustrating a NVZ baseline scenario, assuming livestok farming situated in a Nitrate Vulnerable Zone with the maximally possible number of animals with repect to the 170 kg N limit per ha for bringing livestock manure to the fields for fertilising, as given by the Nitrates Directive.
Read more about the CNP flows interactive model in this article at ResearchGate.
The 'CNP flows interative model' tool is developed by Organe Institute and made available at AgroTechnologyATLAS here.
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.