What is Obeo Biogas?
Obeo is a leading provider of renewable energy solutions for dairy farmers.
Our innovative anaerobic digestion facilities convert dairy farm waste into renewable energy, while helping farmers to reduce their environmental impact, improve profitability, and contribute to a more sustainable energy future.
Unlike other companies, Obeo only processes the farm manure, which means farmers do not need to change their operations on the farm or process external waste to feed the digester. This approach allows farmers to maintain 100% independence while producing renewable energy, without requiring them to invest in the digestion facility.
At Obeo, we are committed to sustainable agriculture and recognize the critical role that dairy farming plays in rural communities and the broader economy.
Our team of experts works closely with our farm partners to ensure that our facilities are tailored to meet their specific needs, from design and construction to ongoing operations and maintenance.
We collaborate with farm equipment vendors to make it easier for farmers to access our services and achieve their sustainability goals.
Based in Canada, Obeo develops and operates farm manure-only to renewable natural gas anaerobic digestion facilities on dairy farms, providing a sustainable solution to the most challenging problems dairy farmers face today.
Our facilities not only produce renewable energy, but also help to manage manure, bedding and nutrients on dairy farms, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and protecting soil and water quality.
With our financial and farm manufacturer partners, we help farmers to reduce their environmental impact, improve their bottom line, and contribute to a more sustainable energy future.
How does it work?
Anaerobic digestion is a natural process in which microorganisms break down organic matter in the absence of oxygen, producing biogas and a nutrient-rich fertilizer. The process typically takes place in a sealed, oxygen-free tank called a digester.
In the case of dairy farms, manure is collected and pumped into the digester, where it is mixed with water and heated to the optimal temperature for the microorganisms to thrive. The microorganisms then consume the organic matter, breaking it down into biogas, which is mostly methane and carbon dioxide, and digestate, which is the remaining liquid and solid material.
The biogas produced can be used to generate renewable energy in the form of electricity, heat, or fuel for transportation. The digestate can be used as a nutrient-rich fertilizer on the farm or sold to other farmers or gardeners.
The process of anaerobic digestion not only produces renewable energy, but also helps to manage manure and nutrients on dairy farms, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and protecting soil and water quality. This makes it a sustainable solution for the most challenging problems that dairy farmers face today.