The project so far

The project so far

LIFE Farm4More teams in Ireland (UCD, BRID & BMRS) and Austria (TBWR, AREC & BiocharNergy) have been working hard to bring this agricultural climate change mitigation project forward since it was launch in 2019. One of the main technologies of this project is the biochar pilot plant, which is being operated in Austria by BiocharNergy GmbH. The biochar feed product has been mixed into chicken feed pellets by Clement Futter (an Austrian animal-feed manufacturer) and is being tested by the Austrian team in the Agricultural Research and Educational Centre Raumberg-Gumpenstein (AREC) in relation to its ability to reduce GHG emissions…
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National Rural Network – EU LIFE Newsletter No. 5 December 2020

National Rural Network – EU LIFE Newsletter No. 5 December 2020

Published Article as it appears in the National Rural Network Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/nationalruralnetwork/draft-eu-life-newsletter-v2-3848582 The 1st of January 2020 marked the beginning of a new decade but it also marked the beginning of a year like no other. Under the cloud of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, which took hold of the world by March, we have seen wildfires engulf and ravage Australia and Western United States of America; devastating flash floods in Indonesia; volcano eruptions in the Philippines, swarms of locusts in Asia-East Africa-India-Middle East just to name a few. Perhaps nature is trying to tell us something? Like many other research projects…
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farm4more Kickoff Meeting Dublin

farm4more Kickoff Meeting Dublin

On the 6th of November, the launch of the LIFE project LIFE farm4more took place in University College Dublin. LIFE farm4more is a four-year agricultural pilot project jointly funded by the EU’s LIFE programme and the Irish Department of Communications, Climate Action & Environment. The 5.5 million project which is being led by UCD (Prof Kevin McDonnell, Dr Fionnuala Murphy & Dr Joe Sweeney) is the first Irish led LIFE climate action project and is being split evenly between partner organisations in Ireland (UCD, BRID & BMRS) and Austria (TBWR, AREC & Biochar-Nergy).  LIFE farm4more aims to implement a suite of technologies,…
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