The Project intends to quantify the decrease of ammonia emissions that could be obtained in some innovative typologies of non-cage systems for laying hens.

Going into details, two different case studies will be considered:

- the first one consists of a single-level aviary system (in a shed) where the hens faeces, responsible of ammonia emissions, accumulate on the ground floor while a longitudinal ventilation system provides to their drying.

- the second one consists of a multi-level aviary system for hens housing, equipped with an external drying tunnel (Manure Drying System - MDS). Ammonia emissions can be further decreased by adopting proper feeding strategies based on the use of food characterized by antioxidant properties.

In addition to the quantification of ammonia emissions decrease, a further goal of the project is to consider the possibility to include the first typology into the BATs (Best Available Techniques), reported in the IRPP BREF 2017.           


Duration: 2017/08/01 – 2020/07/31 (36 months)

Budget: Overall = 198.919 €. Regional Funding = 178.916 €.

Tags: Monitoraggio Atmosfera Sviluppo Strumenti e Sensori

Read more: Project PSR: Gas Free Hens


INFORMARE POR-FESR 2014-2020 project is a regional project funded by Emilia-Romagna region. Its main goal is to provide the turist industry a new high quality informatic multi-platform tool. This tool is tought both for tourists and local stakeholders and will allow a real time overview of Emilia-Romagna sea-side weather, marine and ambient conditions.

Tags: Monitoraggio Ambienti Acquatici Monitoraggio Atmosfera Project Management

Read more: INFORMARE (POR-FESR 2014-2020)