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RESTORE - Resource harvesting from agriculture and forestry residues for CO2 storage and agricultural use

How can we handle organic waste at the Zero-Emission Farm at Mære in the most sustainable way?

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The main goal of the innovation project is to demonstrate the efficient harvesting of organic waste from the local agriculture and forestry sectors. The goal is to use these resources to produce valuable products while reducing climate emissions and waste streams.

We aim at demonstrating a full integration of energy and resources at Mære agricultural school, to work towards a local circular economy. The project will demonstrate the possibility of turning the available waste streams into resources that can be used directly at Mære agricultural school. This will strengthen the local bioeconomy as well as reduce dependence on external products.

An important part of the project is to demonstrate the production of biochar, how we can produce a biochar adapted to different areas of use, and how biochar can be used in various ways (for example, in soil, in livestock manure, for cleaning, in feed or in compost). Different conversion processes will be combined and integrated (such as biochar pyrolysis, biogas production and composting), to obtain a configuration for the most sustainable management of the organic waste at the farm. Sustainable management involves several aspects, such as the possibility of increasing food production, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, increasing carbon sequestration and improving the economic sustainability of the system.

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This is an Innovation Projects for the Public Sector financed by the Research Council of Norway.


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Project duration

2021 - 2024

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