Biogas potential in croatian farming sector

Pukšec, Tomislav and Duić, Neven (2010) Biogas potential in croatian farming sector. = Biogas potential in croatian farming sector. Strojarstvo, 52 (4). pp. 441-448. ISSN 0562-1887. Vrsta rada: ["eprint_fieldopt_article_type_article" not defined]. Kvartili JCR: Q4 (2010). Točan broj autora: 2.

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Original scientific paper Farming sector, in general, is a big producer of manure and thereby also a big producer of greenhouse gasses. The issue of methane production from animals on farms should be seen as an opportunity in producing green energy and contributing into reducing green house effect. Croatian farming sector is pretty undeveloped if we compare it to the other EU member states. This is one of the legacies from past state where agriculture was not something worth of heavy investments. This was not only the case for Croatian farming sector, but also Croatian agriculture in general for the last twenty or more years. However in the last five years there were a lot of improvements and investments in agriculture and in the farming sector. More and more questions regarding energy issues and energy management on farms are becoming important. But this is still not enough if we want to use all of our resources and potentials. Especially if we consider the fact that there are no serious biogas plats in Croatia jet. All of this information with a promising increase in agricultural investing leads us to a question of total biogas potential for the farming sector in Croatia. Through this paper the total number of farms will be shown and their technical potential for producing, storing or using biogas. The special emphasis will be on two most promising farming sectors: cows and pigs. The main challenges would be to separate small family farms that basically have no biogas potential and bigger modern farms that could be considered for biogas production. The value of finding Croatia s biogas potential regarding farms is also important since farms are consuming a lot of energy in their everyday operations and part of that energy consumption can be compensated from renewable energy source like biogas.

Item Type: Article (["eprint_fieldopt_article_type_article" not defined])
Keywords (Croatian): Biogas production; Cows; Croatia; Croatians; Energy consumption; Green energy; Member state; Methane production; Pigs; Renewable energy source; Scientific papers; Technical potential; Alternative fuels; Animals; Biogas; Energy policy; Energy utilization; Farms; Manures; Methane; Renewable energy resources; Investments
Subjects: TECHNICAL SCIENCE > Mechanical Engineering
Divisions: 500 Department of Energy, Power Engineering and Environment > 510 Power Engineering and Energy Management Chair
Indexed in Web of Science: Yes
Indexed in Current Contents: Yes
Citations JCR: 3 (12.09.2017.)
Quartiles: Q4 (2010)
Citations SCOPUS: 6 (12.09.2017.)
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2015 09:24
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2017 14:11

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