Reduced greenhouse gas emissions from slurry pits and manure cellars – actions that the farmer can perform
The aim of the project is to inform about actions that can reduce greenhouse gas emissions from slurry pits and manure cellars in Møre og Romsdal.
The information will be based on results from a project that ends on 31.03.21 where we have measured greenhouse gas emissions from 5 outdoor slurry pits. This is felt by a new project, «Skigass», which starts 01.06.21. In the "SkitGass" project, we will measure emissions of N2O and CH4 from different types of slurry pits and manure cellars on selected farms in Møre og Romsdal using experience and equipment from previous and ongoing projects. Gas emissions will be measured in 8 manure storages. Temperature is important, therefore the temperature in the manure will be measured in 18 different manure storage in Møre og Romsdal. The project will also provide an overview of the different types of manure storages available in the county. Based on the results of the measurements and existing knowledge, concrete solutions will be proposed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from different farms. In dialogue with farmers, advisers, the County Governor's Department of Agriculture and Møre og Romsdal County Municipality, proposals shall be prepared to implement relevant tools to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from manure storage at farm level.