GEA presents eco-friendly manure management solution with strategic partner N2 Applied

The new manure processing unit will support dairy farmers in reaching their sustainability targets
The manure processing solution is housed in a 20ft container. It adds nitrogen from the air into the slurry and turns it in an efficient fertilizer
The manure processing solution is housed in a 20ft container. It adds nitrogen from the air into the slurry and turns it in an efficient fertilizerPhoto - N2 Applied

GEA has entered a long-term exclusive strategic partnership with N2 Applied, an international agricultural technology business based in Norway. This partnership foresees the manufacturing and worldwide distribution of the manure processing solution for the dairy farming industry. The solution will support dairy farmers as well as the dairy industry in reaching their sustainability targets. The N2 Applied manure processing units will be sold globally through GEA’s sales organization.

GEA has entered a long-term exclusive strategic partnership with N2 Applied, an international agricultural technology business based in Norway. This partnership foresees the manufacturing and worldwide distribution of the manure processing solution for the dairy farming industry. The solution will support dairy farmers as well as the dairy industry in reaching their sustainability targets. The N2 Applied manure processing units will be sold globally through GEA’s sales organization.

The manure management system converts slurry from livestock farming into an environmentally friendly, nitrogen-enriched fertilizer. By using plasma technology, the manure is enriched with nitrogen from the air. At the same time, the pH is lowered without adding chemicals, reducing 95 percent of ammonia and 99 percent of methane emissions from manure storage and spreading.

The end product provides farmers with cost-effective, sustainable fertilizer, increasing the average yield of the crop by up to 40 percent. An additional benefit is that the process eliminates the typical odor of manure. Built into a 20-foot container, the system operates automatically, can be monitored remotely and can be easily integrated into the farm's existing infrastructure. Overall, the solution promotes circular economy and reduces a farm’s total greenhouse gas emissions by up to 30 percent.

"Our strategic partnership with N2 Applied enables a critical expansion of our GEA Farm Technologies portfolio,” says Peter Lauwers, chief executive officer, GEA Farm Technologies. “This innovative manure management technology fits perfectly with our solutions for modern dairy farms. In line with our sustainability goals, we can now offer our customers even more targeted state-of-the-art solutions to achieve climate targets on an industrial scale."

“Joining forces with GEA puts our technology onto a global stage and can enable us to drive its adoption by livestock farmers much faster,” says Carl Hansson, chief executive officer of N2 Applied. “At a time when farming is under pressure from environmental challenges and cost of chemical fertilizers have seen large price increases combined with a scarcity of supply, the partnership will offer a clear and compelling path to more assured and sustainable food production.”

With this partnership, GEA extends its product portfolio for modern dairy farms and thereby strengthens its leading position in offering solutions for sustainable farming. At EuroTier 2022, the world’s leading trade fair for animal farming and livestock management, GEA demonstrates how dairy farms can implement the right strategy with the help of automated milking and feeding systems as well as manure management.

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