LIFE Farm4More - Future Agricultural Management for multiple outputs on climate and rural development
Life Farm4More aims to reduce GHG emissions in the agriculture sector by:
- Creating and characterization of low emissions animal feeds from biorefinery products:
- organic/non-organic grass-legumes press-cakes with/without biochar;
- protein derived ingredients - crude protein (CP); hydrolysed protein; amino acid (AA) and polypeptides (PP) concentrates;
- Testing the new biorefinery sourced feeds in animal trials (cattle, pig and poultry)
- Screening for additional non-feed applications for the generated biorefinery products
- Screening and assessing alternative feed input substrates (ensiled seaweed)
- Assessing economic feasibility
- Establishing and managing a member state/stakeholder group (Ireland, Austria, Denmark) geospecific biorefinery implementation.
- Preparing specific dissemination material for agricultural- and policy level-actors
To optimise seaweed preservation methods by reducing its currently Global Warming Potential (GWP).
Drying seaweeds is the most common preservation method, but it is labour intensive and has a greater Global Warming Potential (GWP) than grass silage. BMRS will replace drying by a novel ensiling process. The new ensiling process will ensure that its nutritional- and monetary-value is maintained, while producing a bi-product, that possesses similar chemical characteristics to that of grass-silage press juice. The seaweed-silage press juice will be fed to the biorefinery as an alternative input substrate whereby its GHG reductions in relation to current seaweed-production techniques will be identified.
Update April 2020