The dairy farm of the Philippine Carabao Center at Central Luzon State University (PCC at CLSU) in Science City of Munoz, Nueva Ecija generates an average of 630 kilograms of fresh carabao manure daily. Several years back, these wastes created disposal problems due to its bulkiness resulting in air and water pollution in the area.
Today, that is no longer a problem as the center has found an alternative waste management system through the adoption of biogas technology. And the other good news is that the center saves about 25 percent on its monthly cooking gas expenses by utilizing the biogas fuel (methane) generated from the biogas facility.
The biogas project was initiated in cooperation with the Provincial Science and Technology Center by Dr. Felomino V Mamuad, who is the director of :he PCC at CLSU and is currently the PCC deputy executive director. Called “Establishment of Biogas Digester as an Alternative Efficient Waste Management System,” it aimed to reduce pollution by creating awareness on the safe and effective waste management system for the increasing volume of carabao manure in the center.