Livestock manure is a main source of ammonia nitrogen emissions in the Baltic Sea region. This is a problem in most countries in the region, including Russia and Belarus, as the emissions account for a major portion of nitrogen entering the Baltic Sea. Thanks to new slurry acidification technologies, developed in Denmark, it is possible for farms to reduce the loss of ammonia by 70 percent.
The Eastern Slurry Acidification project will involve Russia and Belarus into the EU project, in which the goal is to promote the use of these new technologies. The partners from Russia and Belarus will become familiar with three types of acidification technologies. In turn, this project will improve the chances of the EU project to make a positive impact on the Baltic Sea, as all countries in the drainage area will be working together.