The directory aims to support the implementation of the new Pollutant Emission Standard in Pig Farms and details the ammonia and odor mitigation technologies and services offered by 29 companies around the world. The solutions catalog includes technologies for pens, treatment systems, as well as laboratory, modeling and consulting providers, and is now available at www.chilecarne.cl.
Currently, the Chilean pork industry is undergoing a change that will mark a turning point in its management process: complying with the new Pollutant Emission Standard in Pig Farms, the first environmental odor standard enforced in Chile.
“It means we will have to make great efforts to comply with the requirements set by this new regulation, and our main challenge will be to preserve the pork industry’s competitiveness in international markets, as our main competitors do not have such strict standards to comply with,” said Juan Carlos Domínguez, President of ChileCarne, the Chilean Meat Exporters’ Association.
This is why ChileCarne and the Danish Embassy in Chile developed a digital catalog on odor control with 29 companies from different countries that provide technologies and services to mitigate odor and ammonia emissions.
“As an industry, we are committed to the concept of circular economy, and in recent years we have made great efforts to become more sustainable, finding a balance between production and protecting the environment and the areas in which we operate. Today, 80% of slurry undergoes a secondary treatment such as activated sludge, biodigester, deep bedding, or vermifilters, so we have already made a lot of progress,” added Domínguez.
The solutions included in the catalog are organized into 10 categories: neutralizing, suppressing or masking agents; consulting; modeling and laboratory services; anaerobic digestion; filters; tools; laboratory; platforms; construction systems; and electronic sensors.
In turn, each technology is classified according to the issues it helps address: emissions of ammonia, odors, or both, also indicating whether it is effective for general use, for pens, or for treatment systems.
“Our industry understands the importance of sustainable economic growth, which is why we are part of the Chile Conscious Origin Program, a sustainability standard that offers producers an international certification in this area. Although we have come a long way, we want to help those pig farms that still have untreated slurry lagoons and must implement control technologies to reduce their odor emissions in accordance with the new standard. We expect this catalog to be useful for them, and for all of our associates, when choosing the best option according to their specific needs,” said Daniela Álvarez, ChileCarne’s Sustainability Manager.
The Technology and Service Suppliers Catalog for Odor Management (in Spanish) is available as of October 25 at www.chilecarne.cl.