Piggery waste to heat worth $30,000

Piggery waste to heat worth $30,000

In a pilot project at Grantham, Queensland, biogas collected from a covered anaerobic effluent pond was combusted for the purpose of heating piggery sheds, resulting in potential savings in LPG consumption of around $30,000 a year. The project was part of the Australian Methane to Markets in Agriculture (AM2MA) program, which was managed by the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation. The lead researcher was Alan Skerman (Principal Environmental Engineer, DAFF (Qld), Toowoomba).