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Pig Development Department - Research Results on Alternative Uses for Pig Manure

Increasing the amount of energy produced from renewable sources is a stated objective of the EU. Anaerobic Digestion, as investigated in this project, can extract energy from animal and plant biomass, while still retaining the nutritive value of the material as fertiliser. This project looked at reducing the greenhouse gas emissions from stored pig manure, by capturing methane during anaerobic digestion which would otherwise be produced naturally in storage under anaerobic conditions. In addition, production of renewable energy from pig manure is carbon neutral and offsets carbon dioxide that would otherwise be produced by fossil fuels, thus helping to meet Ireland’s targets to reduce CO2 emissions. Anaerobic digestion can also help reduce pathogen levels in pig manure. However, it is important to be aware that anaerobic digestion does not reduce the P and N content of manure. Moreover, as the manure will most likely be co digested with other biomass the N and P content of the digested material will likely be even higher than that of the raw manure.

25 August 2011
Type
Event Proceeding
84 Pages
1,634KB
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Pig Conference 2010

Teagasc Pig Conference 2010 - Proceedings and Presentations

20 October 2010
Type
Event Proceeding
0 Pages
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Pig Conference 2009

Pig Farmer’s Conferences 2009

11 November 2009
Type
Event Proceeding
44 Pages
817KB
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Pig Conference 2008

National Pig Conference 2008 Proceedings

06 August 2009
Type
Event Proceeding
70 Pages
6,644KB
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Pig Conference 2007

Proceedings of National Pig Conference 2007

22 October 2007
Type
Event Proceeding
76 Pages
598KB
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Pig Conference 2006

Proceedings of National Pig Conference 2006

16 October 2006
Type
Event Proceeding
94 Pages
448KB
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Pig Conference 2005

Pig Conference Proceedings 2005

17 October 2005
Type
Event Proceeding
83 Pages
1,276KB
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Pig Conference 2004

2004 Pig Conference Proceedings

11 October 2004
Type
Event Proceeding
104 Pages
2,096KB
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Pig Conference 2003

Pig Farmers’ Conferences 2003

01 January 2003
Type
Event Proceeding
0 Pages