Welcome to the website of the R & D project “Development of an innovative vermicompost technology for municipal sewage sludge recycling ” which was created with the support of the program “Reduction of the waste volume and air-, water- and soilpollution (Action 1)” launched in 2016 by the Norwegian Financial Mechanism 2009-2014 within the frame of the Green Industrial Innovation program (HU-09).
The project is realized between 01.05.2016 and 04.30.2017 with the cooperation of the Inno-Water Inc. (host), the Local Government Association of Wastewater and sewage treatment of Érd Region, the Centre for Agricultural Research of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (Institute for Soil Sciences and Agricultural Chemistry) and the Norsk Institutt for Bioøkonomi under the identification number of HU09-0095-A1-2016.
The “Development of an innovative vermicompost technology for municipal sewage sludge recycling” project has received a funding of nearly HUF 123 million (EUR 404 200) from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the Norwegian Financial Mechanism.
The main objective of the project is to transform the sewage sludge that is currently considered as waste into vermicompost which can be utilized as soil improver or yield-increasing material in accordance with domestic law. The biologically treated sewage sludge contains not only many valuable nutrients beneficial to plants, but also can become one of the significant means of soil organic matter supply in Hungary. The new innovative vermicompost technology goes beyond both the vermicomposting and the conventional composting technologies, as it combines the benefits of this two basic technologies while trying to create a quality product, taking into account agronomic and environmental aspects.