“Symbiosis” an energetic improvement for the agro-farming sector  


Companies from the Scientific Park and CIALE collaborate in this experimental Project which will be carried out in the region of Ciudad Rodrigo.

The Spanish-Portuguese Agricultural Research Center (CIALE) and the companies Iter Investigación and Quantum Servicios Energéticos, from the Scientific Park, have developed the “Symbiosis“ project, aimed at the improvement of competitiveness in the agricultural and livestock sectors in Spain and Portugal and the social and economic development of the entire territory.

It is an experimental project that will be carried out in the region of Ciudad Rodrgio which aims at converting the feces of animals into energy, principally those of pigs and cows. This will be possible thanks to a biogas plant, the intention is for it to be feasible from the economic and technical point of view.

Symbiosis” is part of the aid scheme from the Cross-border Interreg Cooperation Program V-A Spain – Portugal (POCTEP) 2014-2020 and in its execution, the kick-starting of a Cross-border Research and Transfer Center from the Farming Sector (CTIT) is being considered, with the purpose of transferring research and lab results to rural areas.

At the presentation I was accompanied by José Sánchez, director of CIALE, Juan Carlos Hernández García and Javier Sánchez, directors of the companies form the Scientific Park, Iter Investigación and Quantum Servicios Energéticos, respectively.

More information: Comunicación Universidad de Salamanca

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Juan Manuel Corchado

Full Professor in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence, Department of Computer Science and Automation, University of Salamanca, Spain.


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