Industry association initiatives: DemoDAIRY - Australia
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Creating Energy From Effluent Project
- In June 2009 a project commenced at DemoDAIRY to ascertain if there is enough methane emission from first effluent pond (sludge lagoon) to generate energy
- The project will determine the methane’s energy value, its potential for beneficial uses such as electricity generation, heating or refrigeration and if this could be achieved at an affordable price. DemoDAIRY’s farm effluent lagoon will be covered to capture its biogas emissions and the system monitored to determine methane concentration and volume
- The biogas shall be flared as at this stage it is a monitoring project - see ‘Notes Page’ for Background.
The project has received funding from the Australian Methane to Markets in Agriculture Program, which is managed by the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation. The Federal Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, through the Natural Heritage Trust and National Landcare Program has provided funding for the Australian Methane to Markets in Agriculture Program alongside contributions from Australia’s intensive livestock industries.