Renew Energy supports the framework of sustainable agriculture. Livestock manure can be used as feedstock in biogas plants together with energy crops produced by the agricultural sector and other organic residual products from the food industries. The greenhouse gases such as methane, nitrous oxide, and carbon dioxide developed during storage of crude slurry are collected and utilized in the biogas plant.
The biogas produced by the biogas plant can be burnt as natural gas. The energy produced replaces fossil fuels, coal, oil, and natural gas. Therefore, biogas plants help to reduce the total emission of CO2 and other greenhouse gases.
When treated in a biogas plant, the value of livestock manure as a fertilizer will be enhanced. The nutritive substances in the degassed waste are more accessible to the plants which reduces leaching considerably. Thus the quality of streams and ground water is improved.