Agricultural carbonic fertilization with ceramic industry greenhouse gases emissions 

The project focuses on reducing GHG emissions of ceramic industries in the area of Castellón de la Plana using the CO2 captured in agriculture, promoting it as a natural sink for CO2 to enhance this residual gas by using it as acidifier in irrigation water.

The main objectives of this project are:

1. Develop a prototype in which CO2 emissions of an industrial installation are captured and the resulting carbonated water is used to irrigate crops.

2. Demonstrate the feasibility of carbonic fertigation on citrus. Analyze the impact of the continued use of CO2 in the irrigation network in soil and plants.

3. Design and implement techniques for proper CO2 dissolution in a drip irrigation system and monitor its implementation and dissemination in different plots.

4. Assess the impact on root respiration, and thus on total organic matter content, of the carbonic fertigation.

5. Quantifying the impact of carbonic fertigation on the use of chelates and other fertilizers.

6. Study and develop options for capturing CO2 in industrial practices and their transfer to irrigated areas. Develop and Implement a system of circular economy through industrial symbiosis of two economic activities: industrial and agricultural, easily replicable in other areas of the EU.

7. Broadcast and Publicize the Results Obtained.