Utilisation of Biogas in a Dairy Farming Region in Shikaoi Town, Hokkaido

More than a decade ago, Shikaoi was struggling to manage the adverse environmental impacts of the cattle industry--i.e. proper treatment of livestock excreta and seepage into residential areas. In 2007, Shikaoi formed a biogas plant with a composting facility in an existing sludge treatment facility. The plant generated electricity and heat from biogas that was used for internal operation with surplus power sold to the Hokkaido Electric Power Company.

Utilisation of biogas in a dairy farming region: Shikaoi Town, Hokkaido