Economad focus on small-scale solutions for agricultural waste reduction and sustainable resource management. They deliver a simple and affordable waste-to-energy conversion system for small livestock farms to increase their ability to operate sustainably, off grid and benefit from that.
In 2019, they received an AgRIA ERDF grant for a full-scale prototype and testing and we met them at the Agri-TechE Start-up Showcase. They were then awarded a UKRI Innovate UK grant for PSPP development and field trials in Sub-Saharan Africa. In 2020, they started a pilot with Rothamsted Research and were later awarded funding from Rothamsted’s Shake Climate Change programme. They then received a European Commission Horizon 2020 SME grant and were a FoodTech 500 finalist in 2021