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.



Expansion of Biogas Wipptal

Biogas Wipptal is currently rebuilding the plant and will increase the annual capacity up to 150.000to year for fermentation of cattle manure and slurry.


Visit of the “Confagricoltura” – president Giansanti Masssimiliano

On Wednesday, 07 April 2021, the president of the national farmers’ association “Confagricoltura” and at the same time vice-president of the european farmers’ association COPA Giansanti Massimiliano visited the Biogas-Wipptal plant.