Greenhouse Gases and Animal Agriculture: Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Greenhouse Gases and Animal Agriculture, Obihiro, Japan, 7-11 November, 2001

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Elsevier, 2002 - Medical - 362 pages
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The major theme of this book is environmental preservation by controlling release of undesirable greenhouse gases to realize the sustainable development of animal agriculture. Technology exists for the effective collection of methane generated from anaerobic fermentation of animal effluent and its use as a biomass energy source. Fossil fuel consumption can be reduced and there can be increased use of locally available energy sources. In addition, promoting environmentally-conscious agriculture which does not rely on the chemical fertilizer can be realized by effective use of animal manure and compost products.

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Junichi Takahashi, Obirin University, Tokyo
Junichi Takahashi is a Professor in the Department of International Studies, Language and Communication at Obirin University. His major field of research is Socio-cultural Anthropology, Psychological Anthropology, and Communications Studies. Junichi received his Ph.D. from the City University of New York in 1984. He has published over four books and has written over 20 academic papers in various journals both in Japanese and English.

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