The European Agricultural fund for Rural Development 2007-2013, part of Collaboration at Innovationprojects 2012 (New Challenges) has made an important financial contribution for the creation of this innovation project. The goal of the project was to solve the issues concerning particulate matter and diseases (bacteria, viruses) in the agricultural sector. Often, these issues cause major economic damages, but there are also negative effects for the environment and public health. Specifically the poultry sector is affected by these issues. This sector uses large amounts of antibiotics to solve these issues, which leads to resistance phenomena which also affect those who consume the poultry.
During and after the completion of this project, VFA has collaborated with Smits Techniek and developed two air filtration systems with different capacities, which create a particulate matter free, bacteria and virus free, but also a low ammonia emission poultry sector. The systems have been named the ASPRA Agro and the Corona Air and can be implemented both independent or combined.
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