Acta Univ. Agric. Silvic. Mendelianae Brun. 2017, 65, 189-196

https://doi.org/10.11118/actaun201765010189
Published online 2017-02-28

Impact of Biogas Stations on CO2 Emission from Agriculture

Josef Slaboch, Pavlína Hálová

Department of Economics, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Kamýcká 129, 165 21, Prague – Suchdol, Czech Republic

This paper deals with the effects of biogas stations on CO2 emissions produced within agricultural sector. In last years, owing to a positive policy of renewable energy resources a number of biogas stations in the CR has rapidly increased – actually over 350 agricultural biogas stations with the total installed power 365 MW are in operation. Concerning CO2 emissions from the agricultural sector, there is a presumption of decrease in produced emissions owing to decrease of influence of animal wastes which are processed just in the biogas stations. From the results it is obvious that CO2 emissions produced by agriculture in the CR decrease by 93.7 thousand tonnes annually. A presumption P1 that building of biogas stations will further support this trend is documented with results of a simple dynamic linear regression model. Further, elasticities of particular variables influencing the total emission from agriculture are investigated in the paper.

Funding

This paper was supported by grant IGA PEF No. 20131030 – Alternatives for biomass processing and animal waste in biogas plants and their impact on the economics of enterprises.

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