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Slurry, an environmental problem and solutions for small farmers

Updated: Jun 3, 2019

Spain is the leader in the production of pig farming in Europe with over 28 millions of heads and 90,000 exploitations. So this translates in a generation of 50 millions tonnes of slurry on a yearly basis. After the pollution of the aquifers due to its uncontrolled waste, in addition to the relevant gas emissions (greenhouse effect gasses), the European Union passed a directive that later on became Royal Decree 261/1996 in order to protect such a vital resource as water. But what can farmers really do in order to resolve this problem? We need solutions from the smallest farmer to the biggest industry. The majority of times, the biggest farmers opt for the solution of investing in big infraestructures such as transporting the slurry to remote places to store them in pools with the aim that they end up evaporating and generate dry matter for when they are applied to the land. These infraestructures require of a considerable amount of investment and maintenance. In this blog,

. This waste can be entirely processed ( compost, production of renewable energies or other systems), given to management centers or even eliminated by spilt (in case the regulations allow this). They can also be left in the flexible pillow tanks so that they ferment and later on can be used in a farming facility.

Flexicisternas is the perfect solution for all farmers, helping them manage the waste respecting the environment and complying with regulation.


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