GREENHOUSE GASES AND ANIMAL AGRICULTUREAuthor: Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Greenhouse Gases and Animal Agriculture, Obihiro, Japan, 7-11 November, 2001 Edited By J. Takahashi , Department of Animal Science, Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Obihiro, Hokkaido, Japan B. A. Young , The University of Queensland, Gatton, Queensland, Australia C. R Soliva , ETH, Institute of Animal Sciences, Zurich, Switzerland M. Kreuzer , ETH, Institute of Animal Sciences, Animal Centre, Zurich, Switzerland
Publish date: August 2002
The major theme of this book is environmental preservation by controlling release of undesirable greenhouse gases to realize the sustainable development of animal agriculture. Technology exists for the effective collection of methane generated from anaerobic fermentation of animal effluent and its use as a biomass energy source. Fossil fuel consumption can be reduced and there can be increased use of locally available energy sources. In addition, promoting environmentally-conscious agriculture which does not rely on the chemical fertilizer can be realized by effective use of animal manure and compost products.