Netherlands – Powering 90,000 Homes With Chicken Poop

Posted on Sep 10 2008 - 11:07am by Russ


This takes renewable energy to the next level.  The Dutch minister of agriculture Gerda Verburg constructed a 36.5 megawatt power plant that runs on chicken manure.  The plant cost 150 million euro to build and is located in Moerdijk.  The poop-to-power plant will convert 440,000 tons of chicken manure into energy each year, making 270 million kilowatt hours of electricity per year.  Watch out solar industry.

Delta’s biomass plant has even been described as being carbon neutral, since it will prevent the manure from sitting in fields and seething greenhouse gases into the air. Once methane from the poultry waste has been extracted and ignited, the left over ash will be used to make fertilizers and other agricultural products.


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