Energy Production

Methane recovery systems can convert methane gas that is emitted from lagoons into a usable energy form. This technology reduces methane in the atmosphere, which is a greenhouse gas. In addition, it provides a renewable energy source.

Below are some links and contacts to get you started.

AgSTAR Program - encourages the use of methane recovery technologies at CAFOs (EPA)
Methane (Biogas) from Anaerobic Digesters (EREN/U.S. Department of Energy)
Bioenergy Topics (EREN/U.S. Department of Energy)
Biopower - renewable electricity from plant material (EREN/U.S. Department of Energy)
Methane recovery from manure: Control odor and produce energy (USDA-NRCS/ISU)
Production of Energy, Aquaculture Products and Cattle from an Integrated Feedlot System (Texas Tech University)

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