Using manure to produce biogas is a truly circular process creating a closed-loop system as the remaining degassed biomass can be circulated back to the farms afterwards as a higher value fertilizer, which is more nutritious and odourless than the original manure.
11 per cent of Arla farmers have a biogas generator on the farm or are delivering manure for external biogas production, some of which are initiated by Arla to accelerate the transition to green fuel for its fleet of milk trucks and distribution vehicles.
24 per cent of Arla’s cooperative farmer owners also generate green electricity on their farms from solar panels and wind turbines. They use it to power their own farms, which enables them to reduce the total carbon footprint of their milk. The surplus electricity is sold to the public grid.