ENERGY-INTEGRATION AND ΕNVIRONMENTAL-COMPLIANCE CONCEPTS FOR TROPICAL DAIRY FARMING

Dairy farming in Puerto Rico is attended by rising production costs and the expense of complying with environmental quality control regulations legislated during the past decade. Recent studies at UPR suggest that farm expenditures for electricity can be largely eliminated by converting cattle manure to biogas fuels for on-farm power generation. A smaller fraction of the herd's dietary protein requirement can be supplied through refeeding of biogas digestor residues. Cattle feed can also be supplemented by fish and grenfeed produced in conjunction with environmental wastewater cleanup operations. Such concepts already apply to Puerto Rico but can serve also as models for future application in the Caribbean region.


Issue Date:
Sep 11 1983
Publication Type:
Conference Paper/ Presentation
Language:
English
Total Pages:
12




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