Farm Manure-to-Energy Initiative in the Chesapeake Region Report January 2016

From 2012-2015, the Farm Manure-to-Energy Initiative conducted a study of thermal, farm-scale systems that produce energy from poultry litter. The technologies were installed on working farms in the Chesapeake region, in places where manure management is especially important for protecting water quality. The technologies were evaluated for technical, environmental, and financial performance. This report details the findings.

Download the full report and appendices. (252 pages; PDF)

Download a section of the report:

  1. Executive Summary (6 pages)
  2. Main Body of the Report (26 pages)
  • Background and Objectives
  • Process: Getting Projects on the Ground
  • Performance Evaluation
  • Summary of Results
  • Fertility Value and Market Potential of Poultry Litter Co-Products
  • Summary of Lessons Learned
  • Communicating Results
  • Summary and Next Steps
  1. Appendix A: Technical Performance Global Re-Fuel
  2. Appendix B: Technical Performance Ecoremedy ® Gasifier
  3. Appendix C: Technical Performance LEI Bio-Burner 500
  4. Appendix D: Technical Performance Total Energy Blue Flame Boiler
  5. Appendix E: Air Emissions and Permit Compliance
  6. Appendix F: Nutrient Availability from Poultry Litter Co-Products
  7. Appendix G: Nutrient Balance: Fate of Nitrogen and Phosphorus Nutrients
  8. Appendix H: Financial Assessment of the Farm Manure-to-Energy Initiative
  9. Appendix I: North Carolina State University’s Pyrolysis Technology