As part of its China Program, CRC CARE has developed a two-step underground anaerobic bioreactor – patented as pooCARE™ – for treating piggery waste. The project is being managed by HLM Asia Group Ltd (Hong Kong), and involves collaboration with scientists from Huazhong University of Science and Technology. A particular combination of anaerobic treatments is used to produce clean biogas energy and recover nutrients for use as fertiliser and other valuable products. Read more about pooCARE™ in Piggery waste a valuable resource.
The system has great potential for application in other livestock industries worldwide. Advantages of the technology over many existing designs include: