Thermal-Chemical Conversion of Animal Manures – Another Tool for the Toolbox


How Can Thermo-Chemical Technologies Assist in Nutrient Management?

Livestock operations continue to expand and concentrate in certain parts of the country. This has created regional “hot spot” areas in which excess nutrients, particularly phosphorus, are produced. This nutrient issue has resulted in water quality concerns across the country and even lead to the necessity of a “watershed diet” for the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.…

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program and Two Innovative Technologies–Vermicomposting and Pyrolysis

This webcast discusses the USDA CSREES Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program and highlights two of the projects funded through the program. One project involves vermicomposting dairy manure and the other utilizes pyrolysis to convert poultry litter into biogas. The presenters are: Richard Hegg, USDA CSREES; Mike Serio, Advanced Fuel Research, Inc.;…