Operational Group


Operational Group


Start Date: 01 March 2017

End Date: 30 November 2019

Location: Helsinki, Finland


  • What kind of expectations farmers have on recycled fertilisers? The farmer perceptions will be compared to perceptions of fertiliser producers. What are the bottlenecks limiting the use of recycled fertilisers?
  • What are the environmental impacts and profitability of processed digestate compared to mineral fertilisers, slurry and unprocessed digestate? These alternative fertilisers will be compared in field tests on greenhouse cucumbers, cereal and grass
  • The aim is to encourage collaboration across farmers, researchers and biogas producers.


Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke), Biokymppi Oy, Karelia University of Applied Sciences.


Coordinator name and contact:
Tanja Myllyviita, Finnish environment institute, [email protected]

Number of farms:
Several farms provide manure for biogas production

Funding Organisations:
The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development, Europe investing in rural areas