Methane fermentation of poultry manure — shortcomings and advantages of the technology: fermentation or co-fermentation?

  • Piotr Sakiewicz Institute of Engineering Materials and Biomaterials, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Silesian University of Technology
  • Jan Cebula Institute of Environmental Protection and Engineering, Faculty of Materials and Environmental Sciences, University of Bielsko-Biala
  • Krzysztof Piotrowski Department of Chemical Engineering and Process Design, Faculty of Chemistry, Silesian University of Technology
  • Jolanta Bohdziewicz Institute of Water and Wastewater Engineering, Faculty of Energy and Environmental Engineering, Silesian University of Technology
Słowa kluczowe: methane fermentation, biogas, poultry breeding industry, poultry manure, co-fermentation.


Overcoming of technological barriers in methane fermentation of substrates including poultry manure derived from poultry-breeding industry is regarded as one of strategic trends in biogas-technology development. The essential limitations and possibilities of such substrates for biogas production is presented here. It should be emphasized, that biogas production based on poultry manure from industrial-scale farms is effective solution of important ecological problem with simultaneous production of green energy and efficient solution of odours emission from the poultry breeding farm. Methane co-fermentation of post-processed bedding premixed with poultry manure solves, at least partly, problem of correct C/N ratio in the substrate mixture.


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Sakiewicz, P., Cebula, J., Piotrowski, K., & Bohdziewicz, J. (2019). Methane fermentation of poultry manure — shortcomings and advantages of the technology: fermentation or co-fermentation?. Eco-Energetics: Technologies, Environment, Law and Economy, 2, 97-104.