90,000 Homes To Be Powered By Chicken Manure

The world’s largest biomass power plant running exclusively on chicken manure has opened in the Netherlands. The power plant will deliver renewable electricity to 90,000 households. It has a capacity of 36.5 megawatts, and will generate more than 270 million kWh of electricity per year.

The biomass power plant is more than merely “carbon neutral”. If the chicken manure were to be spread out over farm land, it would release not only CO2, but also methane, a very potent greenhouse gas. By using the manure for power generation, the release of methane is avoided.

The biomass power plant will utilize approximately 440,000 tons of chicken manure, roughly one third of the total amount produced each year in the Netherlands. Many European countries, including the Netherlands, suffer under an excess of different types of animal manure that pollute the environment.

14 thoughts on “90,000 Homes To Be Powered By Chicken Manure”

  1. You feed the chicken litter into a digester where anaerobic bacteira get to work on the wastes which leads to bio gas being released. the run off or slurry is used as fertilizer. you can either use the bio gas to run vehicles or to run generators which will give heat and eletricity. further you can also condense the gas to give bio oil. so many products from chicken/food/human waste. the technology was known 40 years ago but humans are lazy. why bother converting waste? its easier to rape the earth!!

  2. Could someone provide me a link or contact to the company which implemented the solution? We have contacts on companies which can use the solution to produce energy from this renewable source and can combine it with a state support for the initial investment.

    1. Dear Radek,
      It was some time since you posted your request did you get the information you requested? We have the solution. Send me an e email or call me at 519 641 6900.
      Sincerely yours,
      Jeff Shields
      Breakaway Energy Solutions

    1. yes, the dry bovine manure can be used as fuel in the boiler. Please inform how much manure you can supply per day? Based on the quantity we will design a boiler and a steam turbine.

      best wishes,
      Mohan Prabhu
      Vice President
      Mizun Group

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