Manure To Energy

Barriers to the land application of manure – phosphorus-loaded soils, limited land base, high fuel and hauling costs – have raised burning questions for many livestock producers. Some have responded with burning answers: burning the manure as fuel in electrical generating facilities.

  • Basic combustion, in which manure is burned to produce heat to create steam that turns electricity-generating turbines, and
  • Pyrolysis, in which manure is heated in a high-pressure, low-oxygen chamber to create an oily, combustible syngas (or even biodiesel). A pyrolysis plant is running in Cashton, Wis., on dairy manure, and researchers at the University of Illinois have used the technology to create oil from hog manure.

The net result in either case is a net production of electricity and a substantial reduction in waste to be managed – just pounds of dry ash or char for every ton of wet manure that started the process. Compared to heavy, bulky loads of wet manure, dry ash is cheap to move and easy to apply, opening up a huge new land base for leftover nutrients.

Wet Manure To Energy

Multi Purpose Reactor

Syngas Treatment


Syngas Iveco Engines