TURNING MANURE INTO ENERGY: THE GROWTH OF MANURE-TO-BIOGAS SYSTEMS ON DAIRY FARMS

PROMISING a significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, energy cost-savings, sustainable manure management and a diversified revenue stream, the number of anaerobic digestion (AD) plants producing renewable biogas on dairy farms is growing globally. When upgraded to natural gas it can be sold to local utilities companies and used as transportation fuel as well as generate on-farm combined heat and power (CHP) - this biogas can be an important source of income. In Europe, regulatory pressure has been encouraging development. Through the EU’s revised ...


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