Biocover A/S is a Danish company founded in 2009 by owner and CEO Morten Toft. The whole project started because the Danish government stated in 2007 that the agriculture had to reduce its ammonia losses further to conserve and protect sensitive nature. From this process a legislation proposal where founded, that all grass fields had to be injected or acidified. From this, the SyreN system emerged as a vision that this loss could be turned into profit in increased crop growth. In principal the system turned out to be able to capture even more ammonia and transfer it to the more stable ammonium and reduce the ammonia emission with up to 80%, furthermore the system used as a cheap source of S.
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BioCover has developed the SyreN, SyreN+ and SyreN Crystal systems for application of slurry to farmland. SyreN system uses the technique of acidification (sulphuric acid) to change ammonia (gas) to ammonium (salt) during application of slurry. This reduces the emission of ammonia with up to 70%, which eliminates airborne eutrophication. At the same time the method applies the correct amount of sulphur as sulphate fertilizer. SyreN+ system adjusts the amount of ammonium nitrogen in slurry during application through addition of ammonia and binding it as ammonium in the soil – thereby reducing leaching of nitrogen to aquatic environment. SyreN Crystal system uses the technique of precipitation to reduce / adjust the amount of Phosphorus in slurry – whereby excess Phosphorus from high animal intensive areas may be economically redistributed to areas of low animal intensity. The use of fertilizer industry raw materials direct in the consumer end optimises slurry logistics, economy and reduce/eliminate negative environmental effects from slurry application. These solutions developed by BioCover are turning a pollution problem of global scale into a profitable fertilizing solution.