News 2017

VERA Board meets EU Com in Brussels

12 December the VERA Board and a representative of the EU Com shared similarities and possibilities of VERA and EU-ETV for a potential future collaboration.  



Switzerland interested in VERA!

Welcome Switzerland to a future collaboration within VERA.



First glimps of Agritechnica

Meet us @Agritechnica in hall 21 Stand C31b from today and until 18 November 2017 in Hanover.



VERA Stakeholder Meeting for "Air cleaner test"

26 October 2017 the International VERA Secretariat together with its experts of the International VERA Commission for Air Cleaning Technologies welcomed around 25 stakeholders to discuss the revision of the test protocol and the new VERA verification scheme.



VERA Odour Workshop

25 October 2017 odour experts from specialized test labs and science from the VERA member countries Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands came together in Hanover for an international VERA Odour Workshop.



Dutch VERA Stakeholder Meeting - Testing Cattle Floors

In cooperation with the Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland (RVO) a day of action on the testing of cattle floors took place in Utrecht on 26 September 2017.



ManuREsource with 2 VERA workshops

The 3rd edition of the ManuREsource conference from 27 - 28 November 2017 in Eindhoven (The Netherlands) focuses on recycling economy topics in the agricultural sector with regard to an optimized manure management.    




One week at the world's leading trade fair for agricultural machinery and equipment

At this year's AGRITECHNICA in Hanover, Germany, VERA will again be present as an official exhibitor with information leaflets and new marketing material. 



1st VERA Verification Body authorized: ETA Danmark A/S

The VERA Board has decided to authorise ETA Danmark to be the first ever official ‘VERA Verification Body’.



VERA at NIFLUM Workshop

The International Expert Workshop on Nitrogen Flux Method Evaluation (NIFLUM) will be held on 28 and 29 September 2017 at the Technische Universität in Berlin.



VERA at RAMIRAN Conference

From 04 - 06 September 2017 VERA and especially the revision of the VERA test protocol "Land application" was presented to a broad audience of scientists, authority representatives and other stakeholders within the framework of  the 17th international RAMIRAN conference in Wexford, Ireland.



VERA Stakeholder Meeting for "Air Cleaner Test"

The International VERA Secretariat together with its Danish, Dutch and German experts of the International VERA Commission for Air Cleaning Technologies will host an international stakeholder meeting.



VERA Odour Workshop

Odour measurements hold their challenges, especially when it comes to certain application areas. Exchanging experiences and sharing results of the latest research on new measurement methods for odour to find the best suitable method for each application area - these are the targets for an upcoming VERA workshop.  


VERA at BTU conference

From 18 - 20 September this year's "BTU conference on building construction, technology and environment" took place at University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany. 



Revision of VERA test protocol "Housing systems" approved

On 27 and 28 June 2017 the International VERA Commission (IVC) for Housing systems discussed and in the end approved the latest draft of the revised VERA test protocol in Copenhagen, Denmark. 



Preparation for extension of VERA cooperation

At the beginning of June the International VERA Board came together in Veldhoven, The Netherlands, to agree on the future strategy and VERA organisation in terms of opening the cooperation to additional member countries. 



Adapted and still VERA verified SyreN system by BioCover

BioCover's SyreN system for manure acidification during land application was the first system ever to receive a VERA Verification Statement in October 2012. In the process of time the system was further developed and some adaptions of the construction were made.  



DLG Forum on Emissions 2017

The use of air cleaning technologies as well as process-integrated emission-reducing measures gain increasing focus in livestock production, especially with regards to the new edition of the German regulation 'TA Luft' and the BATs.  



VERA at EmiLi 2017

From 21 - 24 May 2017 the International Symposium on Emissions of Gas and Dust from Livestock (EmiLi) took place in the attractive setting of Saint Malo, France.



"General VERA Guidelines" now also available in German

As of today, German speaking stakeholders can read the "General VERA Guidelines" (GVGs) in their own language. The GVGs are the official document regulating the uniform procedures for a VERA verification for all VERA member countries. 



VERA Stakeholder Meeting for laboratories in Hanover

Review of the revised VERA test protocol for air cleaning technologies from a different angle

Shortly after the Easter days, the International VERA Secretariat together with the International VERA Commission for air cleaning technologies hosted a stakeholder meeting for test laboratories to discuss the revised draft of the new VERA test protocol  ...



VERA Workshop on Bioaerosols

Newly founded working group met in Hanover

On Thursday, 30 March 2017, the newly founded working group for bioaerosols came together for its first meeting in Hanover, Germany. The one day workshop emphasized on the fundamental analysis whether and how bioaerosols could be integrated into the VERA test protocol for "Air cleaners" ...


Major milestone for VERA: "General VERA Guidelines" published

The International VERA Secretariat is proud to announce that a major milestone in the VERA history has been completed: recently, the "General VERA Guidelines" (GVGs) have been published after the official approval by all VERA member countries. 



Kick-off Revision of VERA test protocol "Land applied manure"

Meeting of International VERA Commission in Wageningen 
The names of our meeting rooms describe very well the last meeting of the International VERA Commission for Land applied manure at the Campus of Wageningen, The Netherlands: ...