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Slurry project welcomes MP

COLEG Sir Gâr’s Gelli Aur campus welcomed Simon Hart, MP, to view its innovative slurry project, which is being run in partnership with Swansea-based company, Power & Water. 

Mr Hart, who is the conservative Member of Parliament for west Carmarthen and south Pembrokeshire, met project manager John Owen and key members of the college and Power & Water teams.

Prosiectslyri Project is a Welsh Government funded project which is developing a cost-effective slurry dewatering and water purification system in response to the increasing volumes of slurry and deteriorating water quality in rivers due to the intensification of dairy farming. 

The processing unit has been installed using the expertise of Power & Water, which specialises in sono-electrochemical water treatment. If successful, the system will be a world’s first in agriculture and adaptable to any size farm.

John Owen, project manager of Prosiectslyri Project said: “We were pleased to welcome a local parliament representative with an interest of matters affecting rural communities to view the work we’re doing, which is supported by the Welsh Government. 

“We discussed the benefits of the project as a renewable energy source, reducing pollution levels and the problems facing the agricultural industry and climate change.”

Prosiectslyri Project has received funding through the Welsh Government’s Rural Communities Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for rural Development and the Welsh Government.

 

Pic, from left: Project manager for Prosiectslyri Project John Owen, Mike Rattenbury from Power and Water, Simon Hart MP, Mike Williams, assistant principal at Coleg Sir Gâr and executive director of finance and estates, Ralph Priller.

 

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