AGRICULTURAL EVENT IN ISLA MAYOR

Arising from the actions planned in the project which is being developed in the surroundings of Las Marismas del Guadalquivir, the Andalusian Institute of Technology and the City Council of Isla Mayor (Seville) will organize the event “Sustainability for agricultural development in Isla Mayor”, which will take place on the 3rd of March in this Municipality.

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Apart from disclosing general aspects of SOSTRICE project to all attendees, the event will also focus on key aspects of great interest for the rice-growing sector such as the New CAP and the organic certification on rice cultivation, among others.

In this regard, it is envisaged the participation of different key actors from the Regional Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural Development of Andalusia UPA-Sevilla, DoñarrozDoñana 21 FoundationCITAGRO and  IAT.

If you wish to attend this event, you can find all the information in the Agenda of the event Agenda.

 

CHALLENGES AND SOLUTIONS FOR SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT OF RICE STRAW

During the public Conference in Valencia, project partners took the opportunity to present the environmental concerns that SOSTRICE Project tackles, as well as the different technological solutions and environmental, technical and economic advantages that offer the new management model of rice straw proposed by the project. Additionally, the experts invited  to the Round Table discussed about the challenges and solutions for sustainable management of rice straw in L’Albufera and Las Marismas del Guadalquivir.

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In this Round Table, moderated by AINIA, a number of questions were raised to the experts, amongst whom were representatives of the Public Administration, Farmers’ Associations, Environmental Groups, rice companies and farmers from L’Albufera and Las Marismas. The participants in this Round Table had the opportunity to share different viewsrequirementsprevious experiences and problems associated with the traditional management of rice straw, as well as their opinion about the project, reaching conclusions which will help to improve the environmental concerns in both areas and the project implementation.

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The conference, that took place on February 19th in AINIA, was a very productive session where all participants emphasized the relevance of the project and showed their interest in knowing its main progresses and results.

At the end of the event, the attendees visited the facilities of AINIA.

 

ROUND TABLE ABOUT SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT OF RICE STRAW

Next Friday, 19th February, the first public Conference of SOSTRICE project will take place in ainia facilities in Paterna (Valencia).

The objectives of this Conference will be, on the one hand, to show the objectivesactivities and results of SOSTRICE Project and, on the other hand, to establish a forum for discussion with the addressees of the project in order to know in detail its needs and establish ways of collaboration facilitating thus the transfer of results.

Accordingly, two Round Tables are envisaged, in which initially, project partners will explain the environmental problems of L’Albufera (Valencia) and Las Marismas del Guadalquivir (Andalusia) with regard to traditional management of rice straw, the benefits of the “SOSTRICE model” for the rice straw management from a socio-economic, environmental and technical point of view, as well as the proposed energy valorisation technologies: anaerobic digestion and combustion.

The second Round Table will focus on the different management models of rice straw from an environmental, economic and social perspective. This table will be composed of 10 experts coming from the public administration, private sector and rice-growing sector. The moderator (ainia) will pose related questions for the intervention of the participants in the Table. Then, the floor will be open for the public audience.

Those interested in attending can confirm their attendance taking into account the following aspects:

PLACE: ainia Centre of Technology, Technology Park of Valencia, Benjamin Franklin Avenue, 5-11, Paterna.

DATE: 19 February 2016

PLACES ARE LIMITED: attendance can be confirmed by email (cgarcia@ainia.es) or by telephone (672 480 529).

SOSTRICE attended the International Congress and Expo on Biofuels & Bioenergy

During the last three days, the International Congress and Expo on Biofuels & Bioenergy has taken place in Valencia. More than 70 speakers from all the world, have had the opportunity of presenting their studies and projects. In this way Ludan Renewable Energy España took a part in this Congress, and Sostrice Project was presented.

The presentation of Sostrice Project was focused on the main objectives of Life Program, which are to contribute with sustainable development and to reach the goal established by the Union about environment and climate.

The main aspects of our model were explained always taken into account the benefits of looking ahead. All problems derivate of rice cultivation will become a benefits if a great model is used and better environmental practices are applied.

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