"Pays des tiges et des chavées" LAG

Not-for-profit Local Action Group "Pays des tiges et chavées" has commissioned the Agri-Development Department of the CER to conduct a study of the potential for farming diversification within the region, which covers the communes of Assesse, Gesves and Ohey.

This is a feasibility study exploring a range of approaches linked with the production, manufacturing and marketing of new specialisations that may be promoted in relation to food, energy production or bio-construction.

Based on the findings that emerged from the first phase of the study, the second phase now seeks to put some of these approaches into practice by providing the region with the necessary capital to set up new industries. In particular, these are channels for local produce and “short circuits”: energy from rapeseed oil as well as the cultivation of hemp and recycling its products.

Contact:
Jean-Noël DEGEYE
084 220 371
0478 830 332
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Useful link:
http://www.tiges-chavees.be

Egernylux

The Agri-Development Department has initiated an agricultural biogas project near the plateau du Gerny in Marche-en-Famenne. To this end, it has solicited the expert assessment of the IDELUX-AIVE inter-municipal group, as well as that of Biotreatment SA, which specialises in biological treatment processes.

This unit will be supplied with farming effluent and other agricultural waste. Where possible, more highly methanogenic by-products will contribute to the mix (waste from the bakery trade, the brewing industry, the cheese industry, etc.). It will provide 1,000 kW of energy and generate close to 8,000 MWh of green electricity, equivalent to the annual consumption of 2,300 households. According to the Department, the heat available (excluding that consumed by the digester itself) will be equivalent to 660,000 litres of fuel oil. When fully operational, this project will save 5,600 tonnes of CO2 annually.
The originality of this project also resides in its association with an industrial partner, LHOIST SA, which will consume the electricity generated.


Contact:
Jean-Noël DEGEYE
084 220 371
0478 830 332
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Green energy

The Agri-Development Department is taking part in a range of studies investigating the feasibility and implementation of local energy schemes, mainly starting from farm biomass.  As well as reducing our dependence on fossil fuels, such initiatives offer farmers diversification and commit them to new social expectations.

Contact:
Jean-Noël DEGEYE
084 220 371
0478 830 332
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