Beneficiaries of the European project LIFE STO3RE, composed by ESAMUR (Regional Entity for Sanitation and Purification of Water of the Region of Murcia), FACSA (Fomento Agrícola Castellonense SA), AINIA (Research Association of the Agri-Food Industry), CEBAS-CSIC (State Agency-Higher Council of Scientific Research), and IPROMA, have held a new working meeting in ESAMUR headquarters to present the progress and results of this initiative. The meeting was attended by both the Minister of Water, Agriculture, Livestock and Fishing and the General Director of Livestock of Murcia Region and the Manager of ESAMUR, who showed their interest in the progress of the project.
The objective of the project, which was launched in September 2015 and is currently in its final phase, extended until June 2019, is to promote a circular economy model applied to the joint management of farm slurry and the sludge produced in the WWTPs of small and medium size.
About LIFE STO3RE
LIFE STO3RE (LIFE14 / ENV / ES / 000150) is part of the European LIFE Program, dedicated to the co-financing projects in favour of the environment. With a budget of 1,957,874 euros and a duration of 40 months, the prototype built in Totana WWTP has allowed to treat representative mixtures of sludge from six WWTPs (Totana, Alhama de Murcia, Mazarrón, Puerto Lumbreras, Librilla and Aledo) and pig slurry from five farms located in this area, which concentrates more than 150 farms and generates 1.35 million tons of agroindustrial waste each year.
LIFE STO3RE is a demonstrative project whose main objective is to protect the aquatic environment against pollution caused by nitrates, pathogenic micro-organisms and micro-pollutants. The project will implement a joint energy-sustainable management model of sludge from Wastewater Treatment Plants (WWTP) and slurry from farms, in order to obtain a high quality "biofertilizer" for the environment.