Creating fuel or fertiliser
Using Stronga poultry manure drying technologies, chicken manure can be dried throughout the year and transformed into renewable fuel or a nutrient rich fertiliser.
Warm exhaust air from poultry houses or residual waste heat from electricity generation can be efficiently utilised for drying poultry manure. Taking warm process air from an existing poultry house is entirely energy efficient, utilising input heat and the body heat of the chickens which would otherwise have been lost to the atmosphere.
Profitable alternative fuel
Wet poultry manure is a waste by-product and disposal is a cost to the poultry farm owner.
Stronga poultry manure dryers open up a new world of energy potential for the same material. Dried poultry manure is now a valuable fuel which can be generated on farm to replace fossil fuel poultry house heating, creating a sustainable, low cost form of heat and electric generation on-site.
Find out how dried manure as an alternative fuel adds value to poultry farms.
- Fossil fuel savings and improved production efficiency.
- Reduced carbon footprint and other GHG emissions.
- Eliminated manure disposal costs and environmental issues associated with land spreading.
- Attracts green energy subsidies and low cost green finance (e.g. UK Government’s RHI scheme).
- Reduced risk of polluting watercourses.
- Ash by-product is an easily transportable P&K fertiliser.
Why dry poultry manure?
Find out why poultry farmers should transform wet manure into consistently dry granulate using FlowDrya.
Make excellent use of residual heat from poultry house air or electricity generation
Reduce manure weight, reducing storage and transport costs while creating a useful, marketable fertiliser
Create opportunities to convert low value wet manure into high value fuel, providing electricity & heat on-site
New sales and utilisation possibilities – use dry manure as a feedstock for anaerobic digestion
Significantly reduce issues surrounding wet manure (e.g. flies, odours and ammonia)
On-site energy independence, escaping fossil fuel dependence and price increases
Marketable fertiliser commodity
Wet manure is a by-product in the poultry industry, that when left untreated, is a low value waste. Poultry houses are emptied at the end of the pullet or broiler production period, or continuously with modern laying hen systems via conveyors. Wet manure needs to be transported to the field or storage facilities until a suitable spreading window.
Find out how dried manure as a fertiliser adds value to poultry farms.
- Nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium contained in poultry manure are concentrated by weight.
- Dry organic matter improves soil structure, water infiltration, and soil moisture-holding volume.
- Dry fertiliser reduces run off potential and extends the available application sites.
- Excellent substitute for synthetic fertilisers which are energy consuming and environmentally harmful.
- Dried poultry manure reduces storage and transport costs while being more stable, easier to handle and blend.
Agriculture, horticulture, and landscaping companies are a handful of sectors that can see positive revenue generation through the use of dried poultry manure fertiliser.
Making use of residual heat
Drying poultry manure can be done using warm air from poultry houses. This free heat resource can be harnessed to provide a really valuable opportunity to poultry house owners which is currently under-utilised.
Air from the poultry house usually has a temperature of about 15-20°C. This is sufficient for drying poultry manure in a Stronga dryer but the higher the temperature and the lower the air humidity, the more efficient the drying process will be. Airflow through the poultry house will vary with ambient temperature which will affect the drying process.
Chicken manure drying systems from Stronga are engineered to evenly dry a large volume of manure in the shortest period of time. This is a high value, low energy, environmentally-friendly process that is becoming increasing popular on poultry farms across the world.
Contact us today to discuss drying poultry manure with Stronga