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Agronomic and Environmental Uses of Biochar (Part 2)

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 30, 2017

Technologies to treat animal manure are rapidly gaining more traction as producers search for ways to minimize environmental impact and maintain a profitable...

Agronomic and Environmental Uses of Biochar - Part 1

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 30, 2017

Technologies to treat animal manure are rapidly gaining more traction as producers search for ways to minimize environmental impact and maintain a profitable...

Thermal Manure-to-Energy Systems for Farms

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 16, 2016

Using manure to generate energy is growing in popularity. Explore the topics below to learn more.Portions of this information were funded by the National...

Introduction to Thermal Technologies for Generating Energy from Manure

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 14, 2016

There are two general methods for producing energy from manure: the use of heat and the use of bacteria. This page is focused on the use of heat -...

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

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 14, 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...

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

Animal Manure Management Updated: February 26, 2016

This webcast discusses the USDA CSREES Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program and highlights two of the projects funded through the program. One...

Fast Pyrolysis Efficiently Turns Biomass into Renewable Fuels

Farm Energy Updated: May 13, 2015

Fast pyrolysis holds promise for producing heating and transportation biofuels for the renewable energy market. This article describes how fast pyrolysis...

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

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 17, 2015

Livestock operations continue to expand and concentrate in certain parts of the country. This has created regional “hot spot” areas in which excess...

Effect of Fractionation and Pyrolysis on Fuel Properties of Poultry Litter

Animal Manure Management Updated: November 14, 2013

Waste to Worth home | More proceedings....Raw poultry litter has certain drawbacks for energy production such as high ash and moisture content, a corrosive...

Reducing the Impacts of Poultry Litter on Water Quality by Developing Alternative Markets for Poultry Litter Biochar

Animal Manure Management Updated: November 13, 2013

Waste to Worth home | More proceedings....Manure from confined animal operations is an environmental liability because of the potential for water and air...

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