The horse, a cherished partner in hobby and leisure, is integral to our society. A single horse can produce up to 20 kg of manure daily. Considering there are approximately 1.2 million horses in Germany alone, the resultant manure volume is staggering. The animal’s waste has emerged as an economic element. The biogas plant, spotlighted for its energetic use of residuals, produces biogas through fermenting stackable manure and organic waste, which is then converted into electricity and heat via combustion in a combined heat and power plant. Horse manure, particularly from larger operations where it’s generated in sizable quantities and isn’t ideally processed in conventional liquid digesters/biogas plants, incurs disposal costs.
Beyond energy production and employing nutrient-dense organic fertilizer, enhancing the humus content in the soil has provided a considerable advantage over adjacent agricultural areas.
Given that there are around 1.2 million horses in Germany, over ten times the amount of horse manure is produced annually. This immense potential remains largely untapped, as detailed in our most recent Press Release