The potential of Turkey's province-based livestock sector to mitigate GHG emissions through biogas production

Ersoy E., UĞURLU A.

JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, vol.255, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 255
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2019.109858


Methane and nitrous oxide are the two leading greenhouse gases (GHG) that are released to the atmosphere due to livestock enteric fermentation and manure management. This study examines Turkey's province-based GHG emissions released by its livestock sector due to these processes. Besides, this study focusses on biogas production through anaerobic digestion, which is one of the most effective GHG mitigation options from manure management. This study aims to show the importance of the livestock sector in regards to GHG emissions in Turkey based on estimations made by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 2006 Guidelines. As a result of these estimations, for the year 2015, 33.85 million tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2-eq) were produced from enteric fermentation and manure management system.