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Opportunities for Methane Capture in the Intensive Livestock Industry

Opportunities for Methane Capture in the Intensive Livestock Industry

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  1. Opportunities for Methane Capture in theIntensive Livestock Industry

  2. Presentation Outline • Introduction to Canglobal and Clear-Green • GHG Impact from Livestock Production • Opportunities for Emission Reduction Credits • Practical Examples • Saskatchewan • Chile • Future Actions

  3. Canglobal Management Inc. • Canglobal Management is a Saskatchewan based consulting firm focusing on sustainable development projects in emerging economies • Strong focus in Latin America in Agricultural and Environmental Management Initiatives • Expertise in CDM Project Formulation, Feasibility Analysis, and Baseline Establishment • Canglobal has participated in World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, CIDA and CDM-JI funded projects

  4. Clear-Green Biotechnologies • Saskatoon-based technology company • Focused on design-build-own-operate aspects of waste utilization projects • Work primarily with agriculture and food sites across Canada • Intensive Livestock • Food Processing • Slaughter Plants • Municipal Sites

  5. GHG Impact from Livestock Production There are two types of emissions: • Directly from farms and farm land • Indirectly from industries serving agriculture (i.e. oil & gas, fertilizer, mining, manufacturing, transportation, food processing)

  6. The GHG Profile from Livestock Production Nitrous Oxide is produced from soil and waste systems: • Manure management systems • Storage where the nitrogen present in manure is emitted in a variety of forms (NH-3, N-gas, N2O) • Overuse of nitrogen fertilizer • If plants cannot use it, the nitrogen cycle de-nitrifies the N in the forms of NH-3, N, and N20 • Tillage • Increases soil decomposition of organic matter and the release of soil nitrogen as N2O Methane is produced by: Animals – Enteric fermentation • Manure – biological activity • Soil – Decomposition of organic matter encouraged by tillage • Biomass – poor management of agricultural biomass results in decomposition and the release of methane CH4 = 21 x CO2 N2O = 310 x CO2

  7. Opportunities for Emission Reduction Credits • Soil-Carbon Sequestration • Reduce tillage, grow permanent forages, or agro-forestry where biomass can collect CO2 from the atmosphere • Manure Management • Processing of manure to prohibit release of methane & nitrous oxide • Better nutrient management to increase biomass production & reduce fertilizer use • Biomass Energy: from wastes & crops • Biogas, ethanol, or biodiesel to reduce fossil fuel consumption & fossil fuel dependency

  8. Practical Examples - Saskatchewan Organic Waste Biogas (methane - energy) Nitrogen (Fertilizer) Phosphorous - Potassium (fertilizer) Water

  9. Project – NE Saskatoon

  10. Practical Examples - Chile • Concrete Opportunities • Business Environment receptive to Initiatives • Private Investment • Modern and expanding Intensive livestock Industry • Our Client • Largest Hog Producer in Chile • Digester – Hot and Cold • Established Base Line – CDM-JI Funded • Base line registration • Rules and regulations defined ???

  11. Treatment and Storage Lagoon Press Solids Irrigation Digestor Storage Lagoon Treatment

  12. Future Actions • Agriculture can supply a large volume of high quality GHG Credits • Methane Capture – biogas systems • Nitrous Oxide capture – post treatment • Nutrient Management

  13. Contact Information Clear-Green Biotechnologies Canglobal Management Inc. Ben Voss Francisco Gardulski President Manager Agricultural Services benv@clear-green.comfgardulski@canglobal.net Tel: (306) 931-2610 Tel: (306) 657-5673 Fax: (306) 931-6610 Fax: (306) 657-5671