China and the Asian Development Bank are working together to help about 118 livestock farms improve their waste treatment facilities and convert an estimated 7 million tons of waste into biogas that is estimated to produce 92 million kilowatt hours of electricity.
This solution is being put to the test at the Qi Bu farm in Jiangxi Province, in the southeastern part of the country. The manure produced by the 20,000 pigs bred in the farm is collected and fed into a digester where it is slowly turned into biogas. This is then used in a power plant onsite to generate electricity, which is sold to the grid.
Selling the additional energy is a new source of income for the farm, says 45-year-old Wang Zhanjung, General Manager of the Jiangxi Wannian Xinxing Agriculture & Animal Husbandry Co., Ltd., a company that runs the Qi Bu farm and plant along with seven more similar facilities. https://adalidda.net/posts/G79vEEgHFr5qyrAKD/in-china-manure-is-being-turned-into-money