Grants and Registration

No fee is required for the Training School. The COST Action LlivAGE will provide a number of grants for trainees to cover their costs for transport and accommodation.


Grant application and registration for the Training School should be sent by March 20 to: Peter Demeyer

Local Organizers


  • Dr. André Aarnink, Livestock Research Group Wageningen UR (The Netherlands)
  • Dr. Ozer Bagci, Agricultural Engineering, ILVO (Belgium)
  • Prof. Thomas Bartzanas, Agricultural University of Athens (Greece)
  • Prof. Salva Calvet, Polytechnica University of Valencia (Spain)
  • Dr. Peter Demeyer, Agricultural Engineering, ILVO (Belgium)
  • Dr. Nico Ogink, Livestock Research Group Wageningen UR (The Netherlands)
  • Prof. Guoqiang Zhang, Civil and Architectural Engineering, Arhus University (Denmark)
  • Dilya Willink, Leibniz‐Institut für Agrartechnik und Bioökonomie , ATB (Germany)

Program Outline

Timetable for Tuesday, April 16th
08:00 - 08:30Welcome & scope of the training school (Jan Pieters & Peter Demeyer)
08:30 - 12:30Session 1: Theory & approaches in emission process modelling
(including 30min coffee break, contributions of ± 40min)

  • Effects of animal nutrition, excretion and behavior (André Aarnink)

  • Processes in urine and manure (Dilya Willink)

  • Mass transfer processes from emitting surfaces (Guoqiang Zhang)

  • Application of CFD (Ozer Bagci)

  • Methane emissions depending on manure management (Salva Calvet)

12:30 - 13:30Lunch

During lunch presentations will be given by different Flemish institutions (UGent, KULeuven, UAntwerp and/or ILVO) on their ongoing related research
13:30 - 17:30Session 2: Modelling ammonia emissions and effect of emission reduction techniques for different animal categories
(including 30min coffee break, contributions of ± 40min)

  • Pig houses (André Aarnink, Guoqiang Zhang & Peter Demeyer)

  • Dairy cow houses (Nico Ogink & Guoqiang Zhang)

  • Poultry houses (Ozer Bagci)

  • Goat & sheep houses (Thomas Bartzanas)

19:00Diner in Ghent city
Timetable for Wednesday, April 17th
08:30 - 12:30Session 3: Interactive exercise session on designing low emission housing systems
(including 30min coffee break)

Coordinators: Andre Aarnink, Jan Pieters, Ozer Bagci & Peter Demeyer

Contributors: all trainers

Starting points are given followed by an interactive exercises session:

  • Emissions from different floor types

  • Emissions per m2 manure area

  • Effects of different reduction options, e.g. reducing emitting area, dilution, acidification, scraping, manure belt

12:30 - 13:30Lunch & end of the training school.