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This was the case recently in Sweden, where the market for gas-powered cars has risen substantially since 2004, in large part due to more favourable tax and toll structures for ‘green’ cars. Meanwhile, data on the economics of biogas plants in rural areas of developing countries are accumulating for fertiliser and fuel uses, giving a better idea of their feasibility. The majority of the data comes from China and India, where much of the impetus behind renewable energy technologies, including biogas, has come from the need to eliminate deforestation by finding substitutes for traditional firewood.
In Canada, meanwhile, the electricity prices offered to farmers producing biogas are still insufficient to make production viable. The Standard Offer Contract (SOC) programme recently launched in Ontario, though, while not offering direct financial incentives, is a first step towards encouraging biogas production via the use of energy crops and anaerobic digesters. The role of the latter in lowering the pathogen content of manure, reducing odours, and using food by-products that would otherwise go into landfills is attracting attention in many Canadian provinces.
The majority of the data comes from China and India, where much of the impetus behind renewable energy technologies, including biogas, has come from the need to eliminate deforestation by finding substitutes for traditional firewood. The cooperative biogas plant in the Chinese village of Ximbu, Guangdong province, for example, is one of the most successful in this regard. Evaluation of its profitability is not available. The economics of The decision to use AD rather than other technologies to treat MSW will be determined by anaerobic digestion a number of factors, including: The quality of the waste The availability of a ready market for the energy produced Tariffs, Costs Government The Demand The prices and taxes attached to energy produced and taxes of alternative fuels policy towards renewable fuels (production incentives and subsidies) price of land for the resulting compost and digestate cost of capital and labour.