AUGA group aims to create a new farming standard, a sustainable organic food architecture, in which three technological projects play a key role:
Development of biogas cycle infrastructure and biogas powered vehicles. It will enable farm operations to run without fossil fuels, and a tighter integration of the circular business model, whereby the secondary role of manure in the cycle will be utilised both for fertilisation, as well as for powering farm operations as biofuel. In 2021, AUGA has introduced the first hybrid biomethane and electric tractor for professional use.
Specialised feed technology. It will reduce methane emissions from ruminants per animal unit and decrease the CO2eq emission rate per corresponding group of animal-based protein products.
Regenerative crop-rotation to substitute the share of cereal cultures with leguminous grasses that demonstrate carbon sequestration and nitrogen fixation capabilities. Not only will these cultures reduce the absolute rate of emissions, they will also become an integral part of livestock operations.
The projects developed by AUGA are integrated into the current closed-loop model that seeks synergies between different agricultural segments and reuse of organic waste.
AUGA has set itself a goal by 2025 to reduce carbon dioxide and its equivalent through:
– from fossil fuels used for farm operations (50% less emissions);
– per tonne of produced cow milk (50% less emissions);
– per tonne of crop product dry matter (30% less emissions).
The ultimate goal of AUGA is to become a fully carbon neutral company by 2030. To achieve this, we undertake to measure emissions from our operations and provide annual information to you in Sustainability Reports.
These technologies will become a breakthrough in the whole food production chain, which AUGA will seek to apply not only on its farms, but also on a global scale.