By: Volterra

Harvesting biomass in Zorita de los Canes

Last week Volterra team visited Zorita de los Canes to check the condition of the Green Floating Filters (GFFs) implemented in 2020. These filters are installed in an old fish farm and filter wastewater from the village.

The aim of the visit was to harvest the available submerged biomass (rhizomes and roots of Typha domingensis Pers.) and leave the filters ready with new Typhas that were already sprouting.

The amount of biomass collected was less than expected because the pool had been emptied due to the villages needs and a large part of the roots and rhizomes had rotted. The biomass that was suitable for collection will be dried and sent to CARTIF to be transformed into bioethanol.