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Methane Recovery and use at Grantham Piggery

Skerman, Alan. (2012) Methane Recovery and use at Grantham Piggery. Project Report. Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation.

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Abstract

This report describes the outcomes from the Australian Methane to Markets in Agriculture (AM2MA) research project PRJ-005672 ‘Methane recovery and use at a piggery – Grantham’. This project involved upgrading the biogas extraction system originally installed in conjunction with a partial floating cover, retro-fitted to the primary anaerobic pond at the QNPH Grantham piggery under an earlier AM2MA project (Project No. PRJ-003003), as described by Skerman et al (2011). Following the system upgrade, this project also included installing a biogas reticulation pipeline to supply biogas from the extraction system, to a water heating system used to heat water circulated through underfloor heating pads in the piggery farrowing sheds. This biogas fired water heating system has the potential to significantly reduce on-farm energy costs by replacing a significant proportion of the Liquid
Petroleum Gas (LPG) previously used for farrowing shed heating. Further monitoring of the biogas system performance has also been carried out. This report describes the work undertaken and outlines the monitoring results, implications, conclusions and recommendations arising from this work.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Keywords:Final report
Subjects:Animal culture > Swine
Agriculture > Agriculture (General) > Agriculture and the environment
Deposited On:09 Nov 2011 06:28
Last Modified:22 Feb 2016 02:16

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