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Enteric fermentation

Enteric fermentation is a digestive process by which carbohydrates are broken down by microorganisms into simple molecules for absorption into the bloodstream of an animal.

Enteric fermentation

  • Viresco Solutions

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Knowledge partner
    Country of registration:
    Canada
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member
    Knowledge Partner

    Viresco Solutions is a consulting firm based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Its core business is greenhouse gas offset policy development and implementation, greenhouse gas emissions quantification, sustainable supply chain development, environmental offset methodology development, and providing technical assistance to others undertaking carbon offset project development. Its clients include industry and non-governmental associations, large private sector companies, and local, provincial and federal governments.

  • Biogas power

    Type: 
    Technology
    Sectors:
    Objective:

    Responds to the following needs

    • Diversification of energy sources
    • Cleaner energy sources
    • Reduced GHG emissions

    Suitable for

  • Coal mine methane

    Type: 
    Technology
    Sectors:
    Objective:

    Methane is the primary constituent of natural gas and is stored within coal as a result of the coalification process whereby plant material is converted to coal. Due to coal mining activities (and subsequent pressure decrease in coal seams), methane is released from the coal and surrounding strata. This leads to the build-up of methane in mines, which potentially creates an explosive hazard. Ventilation and/or degasification systems are used to prevent the build up of methane and to ensure its release to the atmosphere for safety reasons.

  • Household biogas

    Type: 
    Technology
    Sectors:
    Objective:

    Biogas is a flammable gas produced by organic materials after it has been decomposed and fermented by anaerobic bacteria in tightly sealed environmental digesters under certain temperature, humidity, acidity and alkalinity conditions. The process in which biogas bacteria decompose organic materials to produce biogas is known as biogas fermentation. Manure-based biogas digesters refer to fermentation tanks which are used to treat animal manure including human waste via anaerobic fermentation.