Livestock farming as a source to biogas plant

The biowaste of livestock farming mainly contains the manure of the farm animals. The problem of the manure is the smell and how to handle it cost effectively. It is not good for climate to spread it to the fields as it is. The cost of transportation and gate fees will occur when carrying it to dump yards. In addition the biowaste sources may contain leftover fodder and grass silage.

As a fact livestock farming and farms needs electricity and heat. Today the costs are increasing, which will influence on profitability of the farm. The lack of space for the biowaste might be a challenge too. Make money with the residues and surplus material of your biomass!

Details of the solution

FimusKraft Biogas Plant, FKBP transforms the biomass to energy. For example the biogas content of cow dung is about 15-25 m3 / wet weight ton and the methane content of biogas is 60 % and up. Generally for pig manure the biogas content is about 25-35 m3 / wet weight ton and the methane content of biogas is 65 % and up.

Each module of FKBP produces about minimum 30 kW electricity. The electricity is used for the needs of the farm, for lighting and usage and charging of machines and devices. It’s possible to feed in the local wind and waterpower grid with bio-electricity. Altogether the process produces minimum 60 kW heat per module. That is typically used for farm processes, e.g. dairy, and warming the buildings and storages.

The fermented manure product is environmentally friendly bio-fertilizer, that has remarkably less smell. Biowaste represents a great source of green energy. If you do not have need for good fertilizer yourself, you can sell it. Also you will reduce the carbon footprint and greenhouse gas emissions in agricultural processes. All in all FKBP system is an environmental friendly way to handle the waste.