Thermal Manure-to-Energy Systems for Farms: Technical and Environmental Feasibility

Results of performance evaluations, including technical and environmental feasibility are presented, along with results from field trials where ash and biochars were compared side-by-side in row crop and vegetable production with commercial fertilizer and untreated poultry litter.This presentation was originally broadcast on September 18, 2015. More…

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About the Farm Manure-to-Energy Initiative

Kristen Hughes-Evans, Sustainable Chesapeake (6 minutes)

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Thermal Processes for Energy from Manure

Preston Burnette, Farm Pilot Program Coordination, Inc. (7 minutes)

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Fate of Poultry Litter Nutrients

Kristen Hughes-Evans, Sustainable Chesapeake (8 minutes)

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Particulate Matter Emissions

John Ignosh, Virginia Cooperative Extension and Virginia Tech Department of Biological Systems Engineering (6 minutes)

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Project Challenges, Opportunities, and Remaining Questions

Kristen Hughes-Evans, Sustainable Chesapeake (4 minutes)

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Farmer’s Perspectives

Mac Curtis, Windview Farm (6 minutes)

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Mike Weaver, Mike Weaver Farm (4 minutes)

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Glenn Rodes, Riverhill Farm (3 minutes)

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Questions and Answers

All Presenters (6 minutes)

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