Methane and nitrous oxide from manure are a source of non-CO2 greenhouse gas emissions. A dynamic model for the methane emissions from cellars has been developed, taken into account the filling time and the temperature. The optimisation model REM (Reduction of Emissions from Manure) has been developed to minimize the emission of greenhouse gases from manure, taking into account upper levels for the ammonia emission and for the logistical costs. The REM model has been used for six scenarios. The emission is higher than current estimates when better emissions factors are used. Emission reduction is possible by adjusting the manure management on farms or by implementing digesters on cow and pig farms. Emission reduction by applying processing techniques is without perspectives.
|Place of Publication||Wageningen|
|Number of pages||252|
|Publication status||Published - 2003|
- nitrous oxide
- animal manures