ACTNews, JAKARTA - Management Team of Community-based Livestock Barn (LTM) Tasikmalaya, West Java, installed biogas plant for local people nearby.
Eka Setyawaty from Social Development Program-Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) said the biogas installation is based on LTM's core principle, saying that every product or activity conducted by LTM must bring benefit to others in all possible ways.
"There are 1,700 sheep raised at LTM Tasikmalaya. With this significant number, there are surely high amount of livestock waste produced every day. If we do not recycle this for something good, it will be useless," Eka said on Wednesday (13/4).
Located in Cintabodas Village, Culamega Sub-district, Tasikmalaya Districk, the LTM produces 400 kilograms of livestock waste on daily basis. With the ready-to-use biogas installation, the waste will be recycled. As many as 600 kilograms of waste will be put in a 26 meter cubics medium. The calory pressure used is 3 bars. From this process, the waste will produce 12 meter cubics of methana gas which will last for three month.
'The recycling process is about 10-15 days," she said.
Rosman, Coordinator of LTM Tasikmalaya said, LTM development will include the improvement of biogas production. "The bigger biogas production is, the bigger the benefits gained for local people," he said.
Besides biogas, the installation also produces slurry, animal waste mud which does not contain methana gas. "This slurry is rich of nutrient such as protein, lignin and cellulose which are good for plants," Eka said. As planned, the slurry will be used as the fertilizer for fodder grass, the main feed for livestocks at LTM Tasikmalaya.
In total, there are 1,700 sheep raised at LTM Tasikmalaya. the number comprises 600 sheep which are in fattening process, 800 sheep which are in breeding process, 70 male sheep and other baby sheep.