MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 70, 20162016 The 3rd International Conference on Manufacturing and Industrial Technologies
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Section||Development and Applications of Energy|
|Published online||11 August 2016|
Biogas Initiative from Swine Farm in Southern Thailand
Energy Technology for Environment Research Center, Faculty of Engineering, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, 50200, Thailand
First biogas pipeline network has been well established in southern Thailand. About 1,273 households, accountable for about 87% of the total of 1,466 households in the district, get the benefits from biogas energy in many ways. Key success to this initiative is the collaboration between all parties, i.e., swine farm owners, households, and government officials. Swine farm owners are responsible for the design and construction of the biogas plants. Households pay some contributions regarding labor work and maintenance cost on biogas system and its pipeline network. Government officials are responsible for financial and technical supports to both parties. Indeed biogas energy offers an alternative source of heat energy for cooking fuel in this region.
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2016
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