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Closing the Global Energy and Nutrient Cycles through Application of Biogas Residue to Agricultural Land – Potential Benefits and Drawback

Department of Microbiology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Box 7025, 75007 Uppsala, Sweden
Energies 2009, 2(2), 226-242; https://doi.org/10.3390/en20200226
Received: 3 March 2009 / Revised: 30 March 2009 / Accepted: 9 April 2009 / Published: 16 April 2009
Anaerobic digestion is an optimal way to treat organic waste matter, resulting in biogas and residue. Utilization of the residue as a crop fertilizer should enhance crop yield and soil fertility, promoting closure of the global energy and nutrient cycles. Consequently, the requirement for production of inorganic fertilizers will decrease, in turn saving significant amounts of energy, reducing greenhouse gas emissions to the atmosphere, and indirectly leading to global economic benefits. However, application of this residue to agricultural land requires careful monitoring to detect amendments in soil quality at the early stages. View Full-Text
Keywords: Biogas residue; fertilization; agriculture Biogas residue; fertilization; agriculture
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Arthurson, V. Closing the Global Energy and Nutrient Cycles through Application of Biogas Residue to Agricultural Land – Potential Benefits and Drawback. Energies 2009, 2, 226-242. https://doi.org/10.3390/en20200226

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Arthurson V. Closing the Global Energy and Nutrient Cycles through Application of Biogas Residue to Agricultural Land – Potential Benefits and Drawback. Energies. 2009; 2(2):226-242. https://doi.org/10.3390/en20200226

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Arthurson, Veronica. 2009. "Closing the Global Energy and Nutrient Cycles through Application of Biogas Residue to Agricultural Land – Potential Benefits and Drawback" Energies 2, no. 2: 226-242. https://doi.org/10.3390/en20200226

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