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New multi-parameter automaton for measurement of indoor environmental conditions in livestock exploitations

Periodic Reporting for period 1 - GASMETRIC (New multi-parameter automaton for measurement of indoor environmental conditions in livestock exploitations)

Reporting period: 2017-02-01 to 2017-07-31

The main objective of the GASMETRIC project is to develop and worldwide market the first multifunctional automaton for measurement of indoor environmental variables in farms, specifically designed for poultry, that only will need to be calibrated once a year (with reduced cost) and possibility of recording and storage of all environmental parameters data inside farms and alert launch to portable devices.
The new product is going to have unique characteristics in a single device. It is a revolutionary novelty for the industry sector in which it is presented under the concept of new market applications of existing technologies: Very compact multi-sensor integration, with easy and direct reception of data on mobile devices via wireless system; internal displacement and therefore registration regardless gas stratification by density differences; energy supply from solar PV.
The Best Available Techniques Reference Document (BREF, main EU instrument regulating the application of IED and IPPC directives)) for Intensive Rearing of Poultry and Pigs (IRPP) is expected to come into force by 2017, which will require the correct measurement of emissions and their minimization. Therefore, a solution like GASMETRIC will be essential, which ensures a very important potential market.
GASMETRIC AUTÓMATAS DE MEDICIÓN S.L. (Gasmetric Ltd.) is going to be the first worldwide company to commercialize a profitable multi-parameter mobile system for automatic measure of indoor environmental conditions in livestock exploitations, with the possibility of being specifically designed and tailored for each type of farm.
Main objective of action developed in Phase 1 of GASMETRIC Project has been to develop a feasibility study in order to achieve, in the feasibility assessment, the evaluation of the technic feasibility (including essays and pilot tests in poultry farms) and economic viability (variables like ROI, NPV and IRR are been determined) to develop GASMETRIC in an advanced version.
The following partial targets have been archived:
1. Identify launch into market risks so that contingency plan can be defined.
2. Deep market analysis in order to define product price strategy and commercial launch activities approach.
3. To boost final users’ involvement in the final product development stages & communication.
4. Define the new product process production and commercialization viability based on final clients and intention of usage.
Image of automaton Gasmetric
Stand in 13th International Animal Production Show, Zaragoza, 2017
Gasmetric automaton in real farm