Cows’ Waste As Source of Biogas Productions

Cows’ Waste As Source of Biogas Productions – Indonesia is famous for its abundant energy sources. Nevertheless, those sources will vanish slowly but surely due to the nation’s lack of ability to optimize them. Explorations and distributions of crude oil always seem to be continuous problems.

Crude oil, a fuel which has been in use for daily household needs by Indonesians, has now become a concerned phenomenon due to its rare day-to-day productions. Moreover, the government has applied a new policy of replacing crude oil with gas.

Animal and household wastes can be used as renewable alternative energy sources, called organic wastes, which are cheap, handy, and eco-friendly.

Alternative energy is all types of energy without fossil fuels to maintain the availability of energy for citizens. Biogas is applicable for vehicle and gas fuels, gas alternatives, and power plants.

Meanwhile, cows, of which meat is an endless commodity business due to its worldwide consumption, are the most commonly  bred cattles giving rise to the daily increase of cows’ waste.

Such waste will get even more day to day and cause terrible environmental impacts if it is improperly disposed of. Therefore, making use of cows’ waste as a biogas source is the best policy. It turns out that the polluted cows’ waste has become a useful energy source for humans.

Cows’ waste contains methane gas (CH4 ) that can be processed into a gas type called biogas, a renewable fuel from cows’ waste decompositions, which can be a great choice to supply the household needs, such as cooking and electricity power. Its production is done through an anaerobic fermentation where the cows’ waste is inserted and abandoned in a non-oxygen area. Then, the anaerobic bacteria will automatically appear to break the cows’ waste organic molecules to become methane, carbon dioxide, a little monoxide carbon, nitrogen, and hydrogen.


Benefits of Cows’ Waste Biogas

The cows’ waste biogas can be a great option, especially when you live in a cows’ waste-producing-area, to supply the household needs, such as cooking, electricity power, and even fuels due to its high methane gas contents.

Furthermore, before using the biogas, you can add the water-mixing-cows’ waste into the digester, an organic material and cattle’s waste container to form an anaerobe gas, to keep the fuel stocks sustainable.

Such an alternative fuel has a lot of benefits as follows.

  • It is an eco-friendly energy source. Cows’ waste biogas is a renewable, clean energy source of which gas is collected through the biodigesty process, a system for quick decompositions of organic materials that is pollution-free, and is helpful to reduce the greenhouse effects.
  • Using the cows’ waste biogas as an alternative energy source is a great way to prevent the alarming global warming impacts.
  • Its natural making process, which indeed uses the renewable cows’ waste and trees that will always grow, needs no other energy source. Dungs are the raw materials that are always available and sustainable.
  • It reduces land, water, and air pollution because cows’ waste landfills can spread stinking smells and toxic liquid into the underground water sources.
  • Besides reducing pollution, the cows’ waste biogas is able to produce an energy source to use in humans’ daily activities.
  • It can be the best organic fertilizer for plants. The other output of the cows’ waste biogas production is the organic fertilizers which are perfect supplements to replace the chemical fertilizers.
  • Simple technology at affordable costs is also one of the benefits of the cows’ waste biogas. The technology used to produce such biogas is affordable and easy. Even the small biodigester can become a homemade product by making use of kitchen and animals’ wastes.
  • The gas output of such a process can be directly used for cooking and powering electricity, enabling this biogas production to be lower in costs and helping societies to prepare their daily food easily without collecting firewood.

To reduce serious environmental impacts, using the cows’ waste biogas can be an effective choice by converting the cows’ waste into a renewable energy source to reduce the greenhouse emissions and to support a sustainable environment. In addition, using such a biogas can highly benefit the cattlemen and local societies economically and socially.

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