Biogas Potential from Animal Manure

Potential biogas production from animal manure

Biogas refers to a mixture of different gases produced by the breakdown of organic matter in the absence of oxygen. Biogas is produced from raw materials such as agricultural waste, manure, municipal waste, plant material, sewage, green waste or food waste.

Potential biogas production from animals manure: 

AnimalManureBiogas
(kgwet_weight/day)(MJ/day)(m3/day)(MJ/day)
Cow 40 62 1.2 26
Hen 0.19 0.9 0.18 3.8
Pig 2.3 6.2 0.18 3.8
  • 1 kg = 2.2046 lb
  • 1 J (Joule) = 2.778x10-7 kWh = 9.478x10-4 Btu
  • 1 m3 = 35.31 ft3

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