Factsheet: Sludge biodigestion

Sludge biodigestion

Key Information
Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
Royal Decree 949/2009, dated June 5, establishing the regulatory bases for the state subsidies for promoting the technical process application of the slurries biodigestion plan
Full name of Instrument & Measure (native language): 
Real Decreto 949/2009, de 5 de junio, por el que se establecen las bases reguladoras de las subvenciones estatales para fomentar la aplicación de los procesos técnicos del Plan de biodigestión de purines
Description: 
Royal Decree 949/2009 sets out the regulatory bases of State subsidies that promote the implementation of the technical processes of the slurries biodigestion plan. The plan aims at the reduction of emissions of greenhouse gases from slurry applying treatments based on the anaerobic digestion process. This process allows the collection and quantification of biogas, and its subsequent energy recovery or disposal by burning.
Goal/Aim: 
reduction of emissions of greenhouse gases from slurry applying treatments based on the anaerobic digestion process

Sector/Topic targeted:

Responsible Authority: 
Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment

Status:

Year Instrument & Measure Started: 
2009
Year Last Instrument & Measure was last Amended: 
2010