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Vegetable coal as Poultry litter - Residue Biomass to (Activated) Carbon: Prevent Foot Pad Lesions in Poultry Husbandry

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Authority

Hessisches Ministerium für Umwelt, Klimaschutz, Landwirtschaft und Verbraucherschutz

Federal State

Hesse

Contact

Mainzer Straße 80
65189 Wiesbaden

Website: External link to the authority

Project Title

Vegetable coal as Poultry litter - Residue Biomass to (Activated) Carbon: Prevent Foot Pad Lesions in Poultry Husbandry

Project description

High ammonia concentrations in the stable air and the occurrence of foot pad lesions can severely impair the welfare of broilers. The main cause is damp and dirty litter. The property of plant and activated carbon is used as a substrate to bind pollutants and nutrients. This will be tested with sustainably produced carbon from residual biomass. The aim is to improve animal health and welfare and to promote regional value chains and closed material cycles.

Final report

Results and the Final report will be found here, as soon as the project is completed.

Key words

  • Farming practice/activity
  • Animal husbandry
  • Pest/disease control
  • Waste/pollution
  • climate change

Main funding source

Rural development 2014-2020

OG contact information

Universität Kassel, Kompetenzzentrum für Klimaschutz und Klimaanpassung (CiiMA)
Kurt-Schumacher-Straße 25
34117 Kassel

Phone: 05542-981334

Email: mwach@uni-kassel.de

Type of OG partners

  • Farmer
  • Farmer
  • Farmer

Begin of project

2020

Project status

ongoing

Total budget applied for in EUR

400,000

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NUTS3 CODE

DE731 Kassel

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