WIT Press


Energy Requirements In A Technified Poultry Farm In Central Mexico

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ESUS150201

Volume

195

Pages

9

Page Range

233 - 241

Published

2015

Size

647 kb

Author(s)

A. Arroyo-Pitacua, L. Márquez-Benavides, E. L. Moreno-Goytia

Abstract

Mexico is one the leading poultry producers worldwide (4th place). Although poultry farming has the largest share from the total Mexican national livestock, its contribution to Mexico’s GHG national inventories account are neither well defined by level of technification or region nor particularized by contributor – energy consumption for instance – and well characterized. Aiming to reduce this information gap, this work evaluates the electrical and gas energy requirements in a technified poultry farm located in Michoacán, Mexico, thoroughly dedicated to meat production. In the first sections, the paper describes the selected poultry farms and evaluates the energy consumption inventory and the respective CO2eq are calculated. Afterwards, the results of this research are presented, and a comparative discussion of the results are carried out. A critical analysis of the data highlights the relevance of LP gas usage in this farm and the necessity to include the CO2 emission from this activity to the national greenhouse emissions.

Keywords

CO2 emissions, electricity usage, efficiency, energy productivity