Economic Evaluation of Biogas-to-Electricity Systems on Cage Layer Operations

Increased bird density on egg production operations has led to high electricity consumption and manure handling problems. Anaerobic diqestion offers a source of energy (biogas) and a consistent method of manure management. This paper reports the results of a computer simulation model desiqned to evaluate the economic viability of biogas-to-electricity systems on four egg farms containing different numbers of hens. These results indicate that the economic viability of the investment analyzed is directly related to the number of hens and projected electricity prices.


Issue Date:
1981-10
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/159811
Published in:
Journal of the Northeastern Agricultural Economics Council, Volume 10, Number 2
Journal of the Northeastern Agricultural Economics Council
Page range:
87-92
Total Pages:
6




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