Characterizing GHG emission sources from covered pig manure storage facilities with biogas treatment systems

Description

Certain pig manure management operations (e.g., stirring the manure and opening the manure pit) can allow considerable amounts of greenhouse gases to escape. Depending on their scale, these fugitive emissions could limit the value of airtight manure pits equipped with treatment systems unless corrective measures are taken to significantly reduce them. The main goal of this project is to document emissions, determine whether these measures are necessary, and issue recommendations on what measures should be taken.

The project consists of characterizing and quantifying the following greenhouse gas emission sources over two years:

  • Biogas treatment system
  • Opening of an airtight pit
  • Stirring of the manure

In situ methods are being used to sample and measure the emissions.

Objective(s)

From 2017 to 2019

Project duration

Livestock production

Activity areas

Air quality

Service

Biofiltration of Québec manure pits has the potential to treat the equivalent of the emissions from one million cars each year.

Partners

Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec | Prime-Vert Programme

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