Processing of Poultry Manure for Fuel Gas Production

Award Information
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Branch: N/A
Contract: 2004-33610-14430
Agency Tracking Number: 2004-00206
Amount: $79,849.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Advanced Fuel Research, Inc.
87 Church Street, East Hartford, CT, 06108
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Michael Serio
 (860) 528-9606
 mserio@afrinc.com
Business Contact
 Michael Serio
Title: President
Phone: (860) 528-9806
Email: mserio@afrinc.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Agricultural activities produce large quantities of animal wastes in the form of manures. Currently, the accumulation of manures from animal husbandry operations is a serious threat to water supplies. The technology for conversion of poultry manure into fuel gases by using heat can be integrated with internal combustion (IC) engines, microturnines, or fuel cells and have widespread agricultural use for animal manure removal, resource recovery, and power generation. Export opportunities will exist for underdeveloped countries with limited central power production capabilities. The technology would also have potential applications to related solid waste resource recovery problems in remote areas such as oil production platforms, submarines, ships, military operations, etc.

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