Biogas is a combustible gaseous fuel that is collected from the microbial degradation of organic matter in anaerobic conditions.
Biogas is principally a mixture of methane (CH4) and carbon dioxide (CO2) along with other trace gases. Biogas can be collected from landfills, covered lagoons, or enclosed tanks called anaerobic digesters.
Biogas is commonly made from animal manure, sludge settled from wastewater, and at landfills containing organic wastes.
However, biogas can also be made from almost any feedstock containing organic compounds, both wastes and biomass (energy crops). Carbohydrates, proteins and lipids are all readily converted to biogas.
Many wastewaters contain organic compounds that may be converted to biogas including municipal wastewater, food processing wastewater and many industrial wastewaters. Solid and semi-solid materials that include plant or animal matter can be converted to biogas.Anim pariatur cliche reprehenderit, enim eiusmod high life accusamus terry richardson ad squid. 3 wolf moon officia aute
Diversified Farm Revenue
Rural Economic Growth
Conservation of Agricultural Land
Sustainable Food Production
Diversified Farm Revenue
Looking for ways to diversify revenue is critical to the long term financial viability of many farms. While manure has always traditionally been a resource on the farm as a fertilizer, alternative products can be produced creating new income generating opportunities. Maximizing the value of manure increases farmers’ resiliency to the uncertainty of commodity product markets.
Manure digester systems provide:
"Tipping fees" received for the management of non-farm organic waste streams. This not only boosts direct revenues, but provides additional biogas for energy production.
Organic nutrients from the liquid and solid by-products of digested manure. These can be used both on-farm or sold to other local or regional agriculture and horticulture sources.
Animal bedding or peat moss replacement from digested solids.
Biogas produced from the breakdown of the manure. Biogas is a source of renewable energy for electricity, heat, and fuel for on-site use or sale to the local grid.
While combustion of biogas, like natural gas, produces carbon dioxide (CO2), a greenhouse gas, the carbon in biogas comes from plant matter that fixed this carbon from atmospheric CO2.
Thus, biogas production is carbon-neutral and does not add to greenhouse gas emissions.
Further, any consumption of fossil fuels replaced by biogas will lower CO2 emissions.
The size of the biodigester you are to have depends on the number of livestock you have or the amount of organic waste you can produce. The size of the biodigester is not determined by your biogas needs as many might likely think.