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LIFE 2018 - Climate Change Mitigation

Project duration

48 months

Funding Bodies

- European Commission
- Irish Department of Communications, Climate Action & Environment

Total budget

€  5,494,598.00


University College Dublin


6 partners - 2 countries

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Project Overview

LIFE farm4more aims to implement a suite of technologies, strategies and techniques to achieve climate mitigation in animal protein production. The two technology implementations central to this project are a novel biochar- and green biorefinery-pilot plant both of which are being commissioned in Austria. The biochar pilot plant aims to produce GHG reducing animal feed additives while the green biorefinery aims to process organic grass-silage into high value organic protein feeds (pigs and chickens) and green chemicals. The biorefinery pilot plant will also produce an organic grass silage press cake which will be tested for its ruminant animal feed properties.

Project Partners

Agricultural Research & Education Centre Raumberg-Gumpenstein. Austria.

Biochar-Nergy GmbHMRS. Austria.

Biorefinery Research, Implementation & Development Ltd. Ireland.

BMRS Ltd. Bantry Marine Research Station Ltd. Ireland.

TBW Research GesmbH. Austria.

University College Dublin. School of Biosystems & Food Engineering. Ireland.