Methane and carbon dioxide are the two main culprits of global warming. When it comes to farming, installing methane digesters can eliminate these harmful gases that are released during farming practices
worldwide. Broadly speaking, the entire process is known as anaerobic digestion that produces electricity and removes dangerous gases, preventing damage to the environment. Let’s dig deeper into what is
What Is Anaerobic Digestion?
Anaerobic digestion or biogas is a tested technology that utilizes cow, pig, and chicken manure and other organic waste to produce natural gas or electricity while eliminating the dangerous carbon dioxide and methane gases. The process of extracting gases from decaying organic material is nothing new. While it’s been used for centuries, the technology has evolved to provide us with the best equipment today.
The anaerobic digestion process used today involves processing manure and other organic material without oxygen in a sealed tank. Treated for 17 to 25 days at 100° Fahrenheit, the process generates methane gas, which then moves into a combined heat and power generator to produce electricity. The gas may also be moved into other equipment for cleaning so that it meets the renewable natural gas standards. Here are some other benefits of methane digesters:
Other Benefits of Methane Digesters for Farms
Besides the major benefits such as power generation and environmental protection, the output from the process proves extremely valuable for soil enrichment and is often used as bedding material by farmers. High-quality fertilizers are produced from the material produced.
On top of that, farmers enjoy multiple revenue streams. They can sell the extra energy and output to external parties as well as earn in the form of tipping fees from waste haulers.
To learn more about methane digesters, get in touch with Agricultural Digesters.