Benefits of Installing a Biogas Digester in Farms
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Also known as anaerobic digestion, biogas is a form of renewable energy that’s generated from the collection of gases from decaying organic material. Livestock manure and other organic waste are kept in a sealed tank without oxygen at a temperature of 100° Fahrenheit for 17 to 25 days.
The resultant bacteria release methane gas that’s pushed into a combined heat and power (CHP) generator to produce electricity or piped into relevant cleaning equipment for refinement to meet the standards of renewable natural gas (RNG). Let’s go through some benefits of installing a biogas digester in farms:
Benefits of Biogas digestion to Farms
The process significantly reduces odor and pathogen from manure and organic waste used, separating the “digestate” or output into solids and liquids. The solid content is used for soil amendment in plant nurseries, while dairy farmers use it as a free-of-cost bedding material.
On the other hand, the liquid portion is often used as a high-quality fertilizer for farms. Hence, you can transform organic waste into pathogen-free, odorless bedding for cows in around 25 days using complete mix biogas digesters.
Besides, farmers can benefit from multiple revenue streams by installing biogas digesters in their farms. Heat and power generators are a reliable source of heat and electricity for farms, while the excess energy can be sold to the grid. The excess solid output can be sold to nurseries. Elimination of pathogen means your farming activities won’t pollute the surrounding environment, nor lead to too many mastitis rates, allowing you to avoid fines.
Farmers can also earn by selling their carbon and renewable energy credits, or from “tipping” fees collected from waste haulers.
Agricultural Digesters can help you with everything you need from understanding the process to installation to generating multiple revenue streams.