Mitigation of large-scale organic waste damage incorporating a demonstration of a closed loop conversion of poultry waste to energy at the point of source

Summary (2000-LS1-M2) - M. Leahy et al.

Summary: The overall aim of the project was to develop, demonstrate and test an innovative, practical and cost effective treatment system for poultry litter, and to minimise and abate the impact of land spreading.

Published: 2008

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The primary objective of the project was to reduce the requirement for land spreading of organic waste (poultry litter) and to reduce the environmental impact of such spreading. The overall aim of the project was to develop, demonstrate and test an innovative, practical and cost effective treatment system for poultry litter, and to minimise and abate the impact of land spreading.

A fluidised bed combustion unit was employed for the thermal treatment of poultry litter, with the aim of matching the thermal output from the unit with the heating requirement of individual poultry producers in a manner that would self-scaling nature through placement of modular units at the point of source promoting the use of poultry litter as a renewable energy and thereby displacing the air pollution and emissions of greenhouse gases associated with non-renewable energy sources, which would otherwise be used to heat the poultry production units.

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