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Request for
Advanced Manure Management Technology
Proposals


Advanced Manure Management Technologies for Ontario (AMMTO) is a group comprised of representatives from farm operations, agri-business, government, agricultural organizations and farm commodity groups interested in evaluating advanced manure management technologies to meet the changing needs of all sizes of livestock producers in Ontario. Solid and liquid manure management technologies are being evaluated to develop a database of technologies that can meet the varied environmental, economic and social requirements of the livestock production sector of Ontario agriculture.

AMMTO is requesting technical summary submissions for any and all manure management technologies that can provide environmental and/or economic and/or social benefits to livestock producers of any size and/or society through but not limited to the following:

Surface and groundwater protection

  • Co-treatment of off farm organic materials and manures to produce an enhanced nutrient source for crop production

  • Pathogen destruction

  • Organic stabilization

  • Reduce potential for surface and groundwater nutrient and bacteria loading from land application

Reduction in land base requirements

  • Removal of mineralized manure nutrients (N,P,K) for off farm sales,

  • Converting manure into an organic material suitable for off farm sales,

  • Reduce volumes of manure generated in the barn/barn yard,

  • Drying of liquid manure and manure runoff,

Improvement in air quality

  • Odour reduction,

  • Reduction in greenhouse gases produced by manures,

Maximization of manure nutrient and organic matter value

  • Incorporation of chemical fertilizer and manure into a single crop nutrient commodity,

  • Enable manure to be applied in its natural state to any growing crop,

  • Convert manure into a form that can be more readily applied to any growing crop,

  • Mineralization of manure nutrients,

  • Balancing manure nutrients to match crop nutrient requirements,

  • Pelletization of manure to enhance application,

Recovery of energy

  • Anaerobic treatment of manures and/or other off farm organic materials for organic stabilization and production of biogas as an alternative energy source,

Ensure economic viability

  • Provide confidence to society that manure is being managed in an environmentally sound manner,

  • Reduce environmental concerns from society regarding land application of manures,

  • Incorporation of chemical fertilizer and manure into a single crop nutrient commodity,

  • Volume reduction,

  • Moisture reduction,

  • Co-treatment of off farm organic materials and manures to produce an enhanced nutrient source for crop production,

  • Centralization of manure management facilities to handle manure from entire production regions in the province,

  • Meet changing regulatory requirements for manure management.

AMMTO is encouraging industry, researchers, educational institutions, and farm operations that can offer an advanced manure management technology suitable for any size of livestock operation to submit a technology summary to AMMTO for review.  


Contact: Mr. Richard St. Jean
Tel.:
519-886-7500 Ext. 225 or
e-mail: rstjean@geomatrix.com       

 

 

Last Modified: 2011 05 20
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