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Finnish Environment Institute receives 1.2 million euros in research funding from the Academy of Finland
News | Published: 2022-06-27

The Finnish Environment Institute SYKE succeeded in the September 2021 call of the Academy of Finland. The Academy grants 1.2 million euros to four SYKE projects that address many current topics in so......

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Dissertation: Towards circular economy in wastewater management – Environmental impacts, benefits and drawbacks of improved nutrient recovery and recycling by source separation
Press release | Published: 2022-06-09

According to the dissertation, source separation of wastewater would significantly increase the efficiency of nutrient recovery from wastewater. Meanwhile, the climate impact of wastewater treatment w......

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Expert group: Use nutrients in wastewater to safeguard food production during the fertiliser crisis
Press release | Published: 2022-05-31

Food security and nutrient self-sufficiency can be improved by enhancing nutrient recycling. A group of leading experts in agriculture, food production and the environment proposes a set of measures t......

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Bioassays as tools for assessing safety of sewage sludge fertilizer usage - harmful substances and microplastics under observation (BIOLTA)
Project | Published: 2018-07-18

Approximately one million tons of solid matter, known as sewage sludge, is separated from wastewater annually in Finnish wastewater treatment plants. 90 % of the nutrient rich sludge is used in agric...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Bioassays as tools for assessing safety of sewage sludge fertilizer usage - harmful substances and microplastics under observation (BIOLTA)
Soil improving agents reduce water pollution from agricultural soils – a new guide is now available for farmers
Press release | Published: 2021-12-08

Soil improving agents may quickly and effectively reduce the water pollution from agricultural land. Gypsum, pulp mill fibre, and structural lime have been studied comprehensively, and based on the re......

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Research & Development > Water > Soil improving agents reduce water pollution from agricultural soils – a new guide is now available for farmers
How may global changes affect the future of Finland's agricultural and food economy?
News | Published: 2021-02-17

The future development of Finland's agricultural and food economy depends significantly on changes happening in other countries and how Finland reacts to those changes. In the next few decades, societ......

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Microplastics in Agricultural soil MicrAgri
Project | Published: 2020-05-20

Various products have been developed for agricultural use to facilitate cultivation, increase yields and improve the profitability of agriculture, but which, on the other hand, can act as sources of ...

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Report: Shift to climate-friendly diet requires a systemic change
Press release | Published: 2019-08-21

The climate impacts of diet can be reduced by 30 to 40 per cent by changing our diets and taking care of the carbon reserve in arable land. According to the final report of the FoodMinimum project, sh......

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Eating and Energy Use Reconfigured (EE-TRANS)
Project | Published: 2018-10-16

See updated pages for the project here:  https://blogs.helsinki.fi/ee-trans/in-english/ Growing concerns for climate change call for radical systemic changes in society in terms of both ...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Eating and Energy Use Reconfigured (EE-TRANS)
Business oppourtunities
Content page | Published: 2022-01-20

Biogas plants provide new livelihoods for agricultural areas in several areas. Biogas plants generate energy that can be used by the plant itself or it can be sold in different forms. Digestate can b...

Nutrients, energy and livelihood for the countryside from a biogas plant (BioRaEE) > Utilisation of biogas > Business oppourtunities
Challenges
Content page | Published: 2022-01-20

Biogas producers have faced challenges to find functioning and cost-efficient processing technologies. Solids and liquids can be separated from digestate, in which case the phosphorous-rich...

Nutrients, energy and livelihood for the countryside from a biogas plant (BioRaEE) > Recycled fertilizers > Challenges
Energy
Content page | Published: 2022-01-20

Biogas consists mainly of methane and carbon dioxide. Methane can be used in energy production in a similar manner as natural gas. Biogas is a valuable fuel that can be used for several purpos...

Nutrients, energy and livelihood for the countryside from a biogas plant (BioRaEE) > Utilisation of biogas > Energy
Environmental impacts
Content page | Published: 2022-01-20

In this project, the environmental impacts of digestate processing and the generated recycled fertilizers are assessed with means of life cycle assessment (LCA). These impacts are compared to th...

Nutrients, energy and livelihood for the countryside from a biogas plant (BioRaEE) > Nutrient cycles, environment and economics > Environmental impacts
Guidance
Content page | Published: 2022-01-20

Since new products do not typically have a type designation in the fertilizer regulation, the project aims to make an application in collaboration with the responsible authority (Evira). The aim is to...

Nutrients, energy and livelihood for the countryside from a biogas plant (BioRaEE) > Recycled fertilizers in field test > Guidance
Nutrient cycles, environment and economics
Content page | Published: 2022-01-20

In this project, whole value chains, from raw materials to end-products, are assessed and their environmental and economic impacs are considered....

Nutrients, energy and livelihood for the countryside from a biogas plant (BioRaEE) > Nutrient cycles, environment and economics
Nutrients
Content page | Published: 2022-01-20

Storing recycled fertilizers in Biokymppi's property in Kitee. The biogas plant digestate is mostly suitable to be used as fertilizers and dressing. The biogas is produced in a ...

Nutrients, energy and livelihood for the countryside from a biogas plant (BioRaEE) > Utilisation of biogas > Nutrients
Possibilities
Content page | Published: 2022-01-20

Field tests in Kitee, Finland. Photo: Tanja Myllyviita It is essential to understand what kind of fertilizers are to be produced from the process and to adjust the technologies accor...

Nutrients, energy and livelihood for the countryside from a biogas plant (BioRaEE) > Recycled fertilizers > Possibilities
Profitability
Content page | Published: 2022-01-20

In this project, the cost-effectiveness of digestate fertilizers from the farmers’ perspective is assessed. The main target is to assess the viable price range for the recycled fertili...

Nutrients, energy and livelihood for the countryside from a biogas plant (BioRaEE) > Nutrient cycles, environment and economics > Profitability
Recycled fertilizers
Content page | Published: 2022-01-20

Technology for spreading the recycled fertilizers. Photo: Ari-Matti Seppänen Unprocessed biogas digestate is not a straightforward fertilizer from the farmers’ perspective. N...

Nutrients, energy and livelihood for the countryside from a biogas plant (BioRaEE) > Recycled fertilizers
Recycled fertilizers in field test
Content page | Published: 2022-01-20

Spreading the recycled fertilizers in Kitee. Photo: Antti Kokkonen The aim of this project is to develop in collaboration with farmers recycled fertilizers which are efficient, safe to us...

Nutrients, energy and livelihood for the countryside from a biogas plant (BioRaEE) > Recycled fertilizers in field test

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