Market environment and influencing factors
AGRAVIS operated in a persistently challenging environment in 2016 and 2017 and held its ground in the face of difficult harvest conditions, fierce competition and social debate on modern agriculture. However, the trend continues towards structural adjustment of the market and, consequently, market concentration. AGRAVIS thus finds itself in the midst of fierce, cut-throat competition.
Generation of biogas from manure
AGRAVIS has operated a biogas plant in Dorsten, North Rhine-Westphalia, in cooperation with its partner Odas since mid-2014. This is mostly “fed” with manure and dung, i.e. organic residues from livestock farming, and thus primarily aims to use nutrients without foregoing the generation of energy.
You can find further information in the page flip book of the 4th AGRAVIS Sustainability Report
The biggest advantage of the concept is, firstly, the reduced energy crop input and, secondly, decreased nutrient discharge in processing regions. The region around the Dorsten biogas plant will be relieved of a large quantity of organic farm manure. The concept thus meets a major challenge of modern-day agriculture, namely the oversupply of agricultural areas with nutrients.
You will find info on other innovative solutions in biogas, such as iron hydroxide, in the page flip book of the 4th AGRAVIS Sustainability Report