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

The Farm Manure-to-Energy Initiative is regional, collaborative effort focused on demonstrating and evaluating the performance of thermal, poultry litter-fueled technologies capable of producing energy and facilitating the transport of excess nutrients out of high-density animal production areas. Results of performance evaluations, including technical and environmental feasibility will be 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. Presenters will discuss challenges and opportunities associated with using thermal poultry litter-fueled technologies at the farm-scale.

An application for continuing education credit for Certified Crop Advisors (CCAs) and members of the American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists (ARPAS) has been submitted.

Presenters include:
  • Kristen Hughes Evans, Sustainable Chesapeake
  • John Ignosh, Virgina Cooperative Extension and Virginia Tech
  • Preston Burnette, Farm Pilot Project Coordination
Find out more about this webcast and future webcasts by the Livestock and Poultry Environmental Learning Center (LPELC).





Presenters

John Ignosh

Created by Leslie Johnson