Manure monofermentation for reducing GHG emissions
Apart from conservation of Biodiversity and the Environment, Continuous Improvement of Animal Welfare and Animal Health, and the preservation of Outdoor Grazing in the dairy farming sector, FrieslandCampina also aims at Climate-Neutral growth.
Various measures are taken to reduce the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions, such as longer lives for the cows, feed that reduces the methane emissions, and application of the Animal Nutrient Cycling Assessment (ANCA) for efficient use of minerals (and so with less losses).
Generation of sustainable energy also makes a considerable contribution to reducing the GHG emissions. Besides wind and solar energy, the production of biogas by means of manure monofermentation at farms is another way to generate sustainable energy. Additionally, manure fermentation also reduces the methane emissions.
Jumpstart facilitates manure monofermentation
‘Jumpstart’ , a cooperative by and for dairy farmers who want to apply manure fermentation, facilitates dairy farmers with the placement of a manure monofermentation installation on their own farm. This guidance only takes place if possible pasture grazing in the current situation is not compromised. In addition, an important condition is that there is sufficient stable manure available for profitable exploitation.
With monofermentation dairy farmers generate green energy and simultaneously reduce the emissions of greenhouse gases. With this they make a contribution to climate-neutral development of the dairy chain.