SEOUL, Sept. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — The government will support research into processing livestock manure into solid fuels and biogases, as part of efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs announced a plan to expand a program to turn livestock manure into energy, aimed at achieving a carbon neutral goal by reducing emissions of greenhouse gases.
Previously, the program focused mainly on turning livestock manure into compost and liquefied fertilizer, but failed to draw a strong response from local residents, while creating a side effect of causing excessive soil nourishment.
Accordingly, the ministry decided to upgrade the program next year towards processing livestock manure in a more diverse manner, including the development of solid fuels and biogases.
When it comes to the waste heat for power generation that is produced at processing facilities, the government will permit the installation of warm water supply facilities that can be used by local residents.
To make it easier for large-sized hog farms to establish their own renewable energy facilities, the ministry also adjusted the minimum processing capacity from more than 70 tons to more than 50 tons.
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