LIFE12 ENV/IT/000671 OPTIMAL – OPTImised nutrients Management from Livestock production in Alto Adige, realized with the contribution of the LIFE financial instrument of the European Union

The activities completed throughout the project (01 July 2013 – 30 September 2020), were able to count on a total budget of  € 6,613.938, of which € 1,920,120 from EU funding.

Biogas Wipptal GmbH

Biogas Wipptal Srl (Beneficiary in charge of coordination – BC): The company consists of 62 farmers operating in the Higher Isarco Valley, involved in the dairy farm sector (at the start, there were 47 associated farmers).

Within the project LIFE12-ENV/IT/000671 – LIFE OPTIMAL2012 the BC is the single point of contact for the European Commission. It is in charge of the coordination of the partners, of the construction of the buildings housing the digestate treatment plant and the drying and pelletizing section of the solid fertilizer, of the bringing into service of the system and the ordinary management of the same, of the economic evaluation of the system, the general evaluation plan of the system (environmental and socio-economic aspects), in collaboration with the other partners of the communication and dissemination of results, the project management and monitoring of the advancement of the project.



Biogas Wipptal: agreement with Organica for the distribution of pellet fertiliser

The pellet fertiliser produced by Biogas Wipptal will be distributed by Organica, a company based in Cesena and specialised in the supply of gardening products to modern commercial establishments. The cooperation agreement for the supply was recently signed by the two companies.


Fertilizer: chemical or organic?

In addition to light and water, plant also need different nutrients, minerals and trace elements to grow. Fertilisation promotes platn grow, increases yield and improves the quality of the crop.

What are the differences between organic and chemical fertilisation?