Development of a Novel Solid Biofuel Using Solid Pig Manure

M. Kennealy, P. Lawlor & E. Owens
The expansion of biofuel production has increased, due to the near depletion of fossil fuels. Substances which were once considered wastes are now being converted into biofuels (e.g. combustion of MSW producing electricity). One such waste in abundant supply is pig manure. The preferred method of disposing manure is land­spreading. The implications of The Nitrates directive (SI 610 2010) [1] has meant that less manure is land spread producing excess manure. Manure has been used...