Sustainable development depends on the availability of energy resources and their impact on environment. Biogas is a carbon neutral renewable energy option and one of the leading solutions to the climate change combat. As Turkey is an energy importer country, using indigenous energy sources is vital to meet future energy demand. Agricultural activities and livestock potential have important economic value in Turkey. Biogas production from organic wastes such as livestock manure in this context, gain more importance to contribute both renewable energy production and waste management strategies. Livestock farming has high economic value in Burdur. In this regard, the animal manure based biogas potential, energy value, electricity and organic fertilizer generation capacity of Burdur Province is determined in this study. The results revealed that Burdur has annually 1.45 million tons of available animal manure potential to be used for biogas production of 27.1 million m3/year. This potential corresponds to 11641 TOE and 135.4 GWh annual energy generation that could be converted to heat and electricity. Considerable amount of the biogas production capacity has accumulated in Center, Bucak, Yeşilova, Gölhisar and Karamanlı districts of Burdur. In addition, 50776.1 tons/year of organic fertilizer can be produced as the residual of the biogas plants.
Biogas, animal manure, waste management, renewable energy