ILVO's Environmental Technology group researches the measurement and control of indoor air quality in agricultural buildings and aerial emissions of agricultural activities. Typical agricultural pollutants are ammonia, particulate matter, laughing gas, methane, CO2 and odour. The research activities focus on the development of measuring techniques and on the development and evaluation of sustainable production techniques in agriculture. Rational energy use is also an important research topic.
ILVO performs two reference tasks on aerial emissions: (1) Technical and scientific support regarding aerial emissions from agricultural activities; (2) Technical and scientific support regarding sustainable production techniques in agriculture. The first objective of these reference tasks is to maximise the valorisation of the knowledge and results of ongoing research on behalf of the Environment, Nature and Energy (LNE) Policy Area of the Government of Flanders. Additionally, it is aimed to fill specific knowledge gaps and to report relevant national and international research results and knowledge.
Peter Demeyer, Eva Brusselman