Anaerobic Fermentation of Beef Cattle Manure: Final Report

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    This report summarizes the research to convert livestock manure and crop residues into methane and a high protein feed ingredient by thermophilic anaerobic fermentation. The major biological and operational factors involved in methanogenesis were discussed, and a kinetic model that describes the fermentation process was presented.
    Original languageAmerican English
    Number of pages75
    StatePublished - 1981

    Bibliographical note

    Work performed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Clay Center, Nebraska

    NREL Publication Number

    • SERI/TR-98372-1

    Other Report Number

    • SERI/TR-98372-1


    • agricultural waste
    • alkanes
    • anaerobic conditions
    • animal foods
    • biomass
    • cryogenic fluids
    • economics
    • energy sources
    • fermentation
    • fluids
    • food
    • hydrocarbons
    • manures
    • methane
    • organic compounds
    • recovery
    • renewable energy sources
    • solid wastes
    • thermophilic conditions


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