The role of anaerobic digestion in achieving soil conservation and sustainable agricultural development in the UK.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/596278
Title:
The role of anaerobic digestion in achieving soil conservation and sustainable agricultural development in the UK.
Authors:
Duruiheoma, Franklin I.; Burek, Cynthia V.; Bonwick, Graham A.; Alexander, Roy
Abstract:
Anaerobic digestion represents one form of renewable energy technology but has many wider benefits. This paper reviews the processes involved in anaerobic digestion, the type of systems in place and the use of digestate to improve soil quality. A case is made for the technology in the UK in the context of soil conservation and sustainable agricultural production. Its broader contribution to sustainable development in the United Kingdom is also considered. Low levels of awareness of the benefits of anaerobic digestion, poor access to funds, inadequate incentives, an unfavourable legislative and policy framework for the technology, limited application of digestate for agricultural purposes and the need for further research on digestate use are identified as key factors hindering uptake of the technology. Anaerobic digestion is presented as a technology that can support soil conservation and sustainable agricultural development while also generating both energy and income, enhancing waste and nutrient recycling and promoting environmental protection.
Affiliation:
University of Chester
Citation:
Duruiheoma, F. I., Burek, C. V., Bonwick, G., & Alexander, R. (2015). The role of anaerobic digestion in achieving soil conservation and sustainable agricultural development in the UK. Journal of Environmental Development and Sustainability, 6(2), 13-37. DOI: 10.5296/jee.v6i2.7522
Publisher:
Macrothink Institute
Journal:
Journal of Environment and Ecology
Publication Date:
Dec-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/596278
DOI:
10.5296/jee.v6i2.7522
Additional Links:
http://www.macrothink.org/journal/index.php/jee/article/view/7522
Type:
Article
Language:
en
EISSN:
2157-6092
Appears in Collections:
Biological Sciences

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorDuruiheoma, Franklin I.en
dc.contributor.authorBurek, Cynthia V.en
dc.contributor.authorBonwick, Graham A.en
dc.contributor.authorAlexander, Royen
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-15T13:13:40Zen
dc.date.available2016-02-15T13:13:40Zen
dc.date.issued2015-12en
dc.identifier.citationDuruiheoma, F. I., Burek, C. V., Bonwick, G., & Alexander, R. (2015). The role of anaerobic digestion in achieving soil conservation and sustainable agricultural development in the UK. Journal of Environmental Development and Sustainability, 6(2), 13-37. DOI: 10.5296/jee.v6i2.7522en
dc.identifier.doi10.5296/jee.v6i2.7522en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/596278en
dc.description.abstractAnaerobic digestion represents one form of renewable energy technology but has many wider benefits. This paper reviews the processes involved in anaerobic digestion, the type of systems in place and the use of digestate to improve soil quality. A case is made for the technology in the UK in the context of soil conservation and sustainable agricultural production. Its broader contribution to sustainable development in the United Kingdom is also considered. Low levels of awareness of the benefits of anaerobic digestion, poor access to funds, inadequate incentives, an unfavourable legislative and policy framework for the technology, limited application of digestate for agricultural purposes and the need for further research on digestate use are identified as key factors hindering uptake of the technology. Anaerobic digestion is presented as a technology that can support soil conservation and sustainable agricultural development while also generating both energy and income, enhancing waste and nutrient recycling and promoting environmental protection.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherMacrothink Instituteen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.macrothink.org/journal/index.php/jee/article/view/7522en
dc.subjectsoil degradationen
dc.subjectsustainabilityen
dc.subjectpublic awarenessen
dc.subjectfood securityen
dc.subjectconservationen
dc.subjectpopulation growthen
dc.titleThe role of anaerobic digestion in achieving soil conservation and sustainable agricultural development in the UK.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn2157-6092en
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Environment and Ecologyen
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