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Biodigesters resuscitated: trading waste for money

by 5m Editor
14 November 2006, at 12:00am

By Rogério G.T. da Cunha and Laura V.C. da Costa - Treating pig waste with biodigesters can not only be a solution to environmental problems, but also a source of net income.

In addition, it could have a positive impact on the image of the producer or integrator. However, its use needs to be done with careful planning. Brazilian farms have woken up to its potential and are turning the waste problem to their benefit.

Biodigesters resuscitated: trading waste for money

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Published by Pig Progress, Vol. 22 No.7 2006
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