Publications

Integrating biogas, confined feedlot operations and ethanol production

Description

The requirement for large quantities of grains should not be underestimated. For example, 68,300 tonnes of wheat is needed to produce 25 million litres of ethanol. This wheat tonnage is approximately 1 per cent of the total wheat production in Alberta. Also, an ethanol production facility consumes significantly high levels of energy. When using biogas as fuel, large amounts of biomass are required to produce a sufficient quantity of biogas. In one case, it was estimated that a feedlot with 28,000 cattle would provide sufficient biomass to provide enough energy for an ethanol facility that could produce 25 million litres of ethanol annually.

Tags
alternative energy and fuels biogas ethanol

Title and publication information

Type
Fact Sheet
Series Title

Agri-facts

Extent

4 pages

Frequency

Once

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Agriculture and Rural Development (2008-2015)

Contributor

Jones, James

Place of Publication

Edmonton

Subject Information

Topic
Agriculture
Subject (LCSH)

Biogas.

Subject (LCSH)

Alcohol.

Resource Dates

Date Created

2007-01-01

Date Added

2015-12-16T16:01:01.250415

Date Modified

2014-11-01

Date Issued

2007-01-01

Audience information

Identifiers

AGDEX number

768-4

NEOS catalogue key

4262517

Usage / Licence

Contact

Contact Name

Agriculture and Forestry

Contact Email

duke@gov.ab.ca