By: Volterra

Harvesting biomass in Mombeltrán

The Volterra team was in the town of Mombeltrán visiting a farm associated with the Life Biomass project to check the status of the Green Floating Filters (GFFs) installed in 2020.

The objective of the visit was to harvest the available submerged biomass (rhizomes and roots of Typha domingensis Pers.) and leave the filters prepared with new Typha plants that were sprouting.

The GFFs were in good condition and working properly, in this case they are used to filter waste from the chicken farm. Because of the large amount of biomass available, two days were needed to harvest it all.

Once dried, the biomass collected will be sent to CARTIF, the institution in charge of biomass processing, where it will be converted into bioethanol and eventually into biofuel.