Agriculture, forestry and fishery
As regards NEFCO’s investments in the agricultural sector, the main focus has been on upgrading, improving and developing manure treatment at big animal farms to address emissions of methane to the atmosphere, as well as to tackle discharges of phosphorus and nitrogen to surrounding water courses in general and into the Baltic Sea in particular.
A typical project can entail everything from the installation of energy-efficient equipment and technologies to the installation of membrane-lined lagoons and anaerobic digestion tanks or the construction of a biogas reactor that uses manure and slurry as fuel. We have financed such projects at pig and cattle farms in Russia, Ukraine, Estonia and Latvia.
Furthermore, we are interested in agricultural projects that reduce the use of pesticides, support no-till farming methods, upgrade the fleet of vehicles or make use of agricultural residues for energy production or biofuel.