Assessment of Methane Capture and Use from the Intensive Livestock Industry

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This report assesses the viability of producing and capturing methane from manure for conversion into energy within the context of the Australian intensive livestock industry. The key technology examined in this research for conversion of manure into methane is anaerobic digestion. This report therefore focuses on the historic and current use of anaerobic digesters in the livestock industry in Australia and overseas. It also investigates the viable project scale by estimating project costs, the transport costs for feed material associated and the current incentives available for industries to convert/ modify their current waste processing systems into anaerobic digesters.

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