Production of a tailor-made pelletised biofertiliser for woody crops as a valorisation strategy for composted manure and other organic by-products

The main objective of Bioferti+ is the conversion of a composting plant into a high quality tailor-made fertiliser production.
  • Total project budget: 194.207,18€

  • Start Date: 01/09/2022

    End Date: 31/12/2024

In recent years, the number of livestock has increased significantly in Catalonia, which has led to a substantial increase in the production of livestock manure. According to the latest data published by the Department of Climate Action, Food and Rural Agenda, in November 2020 Catalonia had a total census of 650,000 head of cattle distributed between Girona, Barcelona and Lleida.

These droppings can be used as fertiliser in crop fields, but excess production combined with a reduction in the useful agricultural surface area entails additional management by farmers, which has a major economic impact on them, as well as generating significant environmental risks.

Poor management of this waste can lead to various environmental problems. For this reason, this project aims to offer solutions for the correct valuation and management of livestock excrement, developing new technologies to concentrate nutrients, reduce export costs as much as possible and promote organic fertilisation instead of chemical fertilisation.

The main objective of Bioferti+ is the conversion of a composting plant into a high-quality, Tailor-Made Fertiliser production plant in the form of pellets for fertilising woody crops such as vines and apples. TMFs are organic fertilisers whose high nutrient content are tailored to the specific needs of each crop, derived from a customisation of raw materials resulting in specific NPKs.

Project funded through Operation 16.01.01 (Cooperation for innovation) through the Rural Development Programme of Catalonia 2014-2022. Led by the Federació de Cooperatives Agràries de Catalunya, with the participation of Cooperativa Plana de Vic, Grans del Lluçanès, Covides i Girona Fruits.





Order ARP/133/2021, of 20 May, approving the regulatory bases for aid for cooperation for innovation through the promotion of the creation of operational groups of the European Innovation Partnership for agricultural productivity and sustainability and the implementation of innovative pilot projects by these groups, and Resolution ACC/1660/2021, of 27 May, announcing the aforementioned aid.