Cow dung as tractor fuel on a farm in La Noguera

The cows generate fuel for the tractor, which distributes the food to them. This means that the tractors are fed with biogas produced from the farm’s manure. In Vallfogona de Balaguer, in La Noguera, we find this A perfect example of a circular economyWho reuses everything and makes use of it.

Livestock is considered Responsible for 14% of greenhouse gas emissions Greenhouse gasesEspecially methane gas, and the livestock sector is responsible for 62% of these emissions, which are mainly produced by manure and gases generated during the digestion process, in addition to the energy needed to raise animals and produce feed.

On this farm in Valfogona, they have already used manure and methane to produce biogas, and the solid residue to make fertilizers and liquids used for irrigation. Now they’ve gone one step further with this genreExchange between cows and tractorsWhich has the same performance and performance as diesel. like him They reduce greenhouse gas emissions From exploitation.

Biogas is produced in the plant that a company installed next to the farm, where livestock waste is processed. The farmer saves enough fertilizer to run his tractor and more.

The biogas that feeds the tractor is produced next to the farm (3Cat)

“They are meaningful projects that have a lot of future,” explains Jordi Berenguer, Director of FNX Cycle, who highlights “Improving the carbon footprint per liter of milk that is being created.”

The system can be reproduced on large farms or a gas station can be created that supplies several farms.

“We are happy with the tests,” explains Jordi Camatz, Valvolac farm manager. They are confident that it is an alternative to diesel and fossil fuels and hope to expand the experience with it More tractors like this for farming.

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