A4 Conference proceedings

Logistics Options and Costs of Horse Manure from Stable to Boiler

Publication Details
Authors: Föhr Jarno, Ranta Tapio, Soininen Hanne
Publication year: 2018
Language: English
Related Journal or Series Information: European Biomass Conference And Exhibition
Title of parent publication: Proceedings of the 26th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition
Start page: 271
End page: 273
Number of pages: 3
ISBN: 978-88-89407-18-9
eISSN: 2282-5819
JUFO-Level of this publication: 0
Open Access: Not an Open Access publication


In Finland, the current situation regarding the management of horse manure is challenging. The manure can only be burned for energy in the waste burning plants that are equipped with continuous emissions measurement devices. However, there have been some positive developments in policy level for the combustion process of horse manure for the plant size of less than 50 MW in the near future. This prospective legislative facilitation will help the horse manure to gain a foothold as a new biofuel in the energy production. Therefore, also horse manure logistics needs to be streamlined all the way from the stables to the power plant. The logistics options and costs of horse manure were studied in the HevosWatti (HorseWatt) project. The project was implemented in the region of South Savo, in Finland. Because of the project, information was gained on the intensification of the horse manure logistics chain and on the cost-effectiveness of the used logistics options.

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