DATAMAN A global database of methane, nitrous oxide, and ammonia emission factors for livestock housing and outdoor storage of manure

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Hassouna, M., Van der Weerden, T. J., Beltran, I., Amon, B., Alfaro, M. A., Anestis, V., Cinar, G., Dragoni, F., Hutchings, N. J., Leytem, A., Maeda, K., Maragou, A., Misselbrook, T. H., Noble, A., Rychla, A., Salazar, F. and Simon, P. 2022. DATAMAN A global database of methane, nitrous oxide, and ammonia emission factors for livestock housing and outdoor storage of manure. Journal of Environmental Quality. https://doi.org/10.1002/jeq2.20430

AuthorsHassouna, M., Van der Weerden, T. J., Beltran, I., Amon, B., Alfaro, M. A., Anestis, V., Cinar, G., Dragoni, F., Hutchings, N. J., Leytem, A., Maeda, K., Maragou, A., Misselbrook, T. H., Noble, A., Rychla, A., Salazar, F. and Simon, P.
Abstract

Livestock manure management systems can be significant sources of nitrous oxide (N2O), methane (CH4), and ammonia (NH3) emissions. Many studies have been conducted to improve our understanding of the emission processes and to identify influential variables in order to develop mitigation techniques adapted to each manure management step (animal housing, outdoor storage, and manure spreading to land). The international project DATAMAN (http://www.dataman.co.nz) aims to develop a global database on greenhouse gases (N2O, CH4) and NH3 emissions from the manure management chain to refine emission factors (EFs) for national greenhouse gas and NH3 inventories. This paper describes the housing and outdoor storage components of this database. Relevant information for different animal categories, manure types, livestock buildings, outdoor storage, and climatic conditions was collated from published peer reviewed research, conference papers, and existing databases published between 1995 and 2021. In the housing database, 2024 EFs were collated (63% for NH3, 19.5% for CH4, and 17.5% for N2O). The storage database contains 654 NH3 EFs from 16 countries, 243 CH4 EFs from 13 countries, and 421 N2O EFs from 17 countries. Across all gases, dairy cattle and swine production in temperate climate zones are the most represented animal and climate categories. As for the housing database, the number of EFs for the tropical climate zone is under-represented. The DATAMAN database can be used for the refinement of national inventories and better assessment of the cost-effectiveness of a range of mitigation strategies.

KeywordsVolatile solids; Dry Matter; Emission Factor; European Union; Fresh Weight; Greenhouse Gas; Total ammoniacal nitrogen
Year of Publication2022
JournalJournal of Environmental Quality
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1002/jeq2.20430
Open accessPublished as ‘gold’ (paid) open access
FunderBiotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
Funder project or codeS2N - Soil to Nutrition [ISPG]
Publisher's version
Output statusPublished
Publication dates
Online23 Nov 2022
Publication process dates
Accepted20 Oct 2022
PublisherAmerican Society of Agronomy (ASA)
ISSN0047-2425

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