Anaerobic digestion opportunities for livestock industries

Anaerobic digestion opportunities for livestock industries

Wastes to Profits presents anaerobic digestion opportunities for livestock industries forum

This forum aims to build knowledge and advance the development of anaerobic digestion in livestock industries

This forum will bring organisations and individuals together to discuss the possibilities of anaerobic digestion in the red meat, pork, dairy, poultry and other industries, which includes opportunities for co-digestion with other organic waste streams.

The forum program is in development and will include sessions on:

  • Anaerobic digestion implementation and lessons learnt
  • Opportunities for co-digestion
  • Advancements in anaerobic digestion
  • Improving commercial feasibility of anaerobic digestion projects

The Wastes to Profits project is hosting this forum. The Wastes to Profits project is supported by Australian Meat Processor Corporation, Australian Pork Limited, Dairy Australia, Meat and Livestock Australia, JBS Australia, Teys Australia, Australian Lamb Company, through funding from the Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment as part of its Rural R&D for Profit program.

What is the Waste to Profits project? 

The objective of the project is to develop technologies and business models for the conversion of wastes from the red meat, dairy, pork and municipal waste industries into valuable products resulting in productivity and profitability improvements for primary producers. This will be achieved through:

  1. Assessing waste streams, developing business models and pathways to adoption
  2. Developing technologies for the improved management of wastes including advanced anaerobic digestion
  3. Developing technologies for the production of nutritionally-advantaged feeds
  4. Developing technologies for production of fertilisers, chemicals, plastics, and energy products

The project brings together key stakeholders from across Australia’s animal industries and technology, research and development providers to deliver advanced technologies to convert wastes from intensive animal production e.g. feedlots, food processing, and municipal water treatment into fertilisers, feeds, chemicals, and energy products for use in agriculture. 

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