Processing of Poultry Manure for Fuel Gas Production

Award Information
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Branch: N/A
Contract: 2005-33610-16114
Agency Tracking Number: 2004-00206
Amount: $296,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
87 Church Street, East Hartford, CT, 06108
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Michael Serio
 Chief Executive Officer
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Business Contact
 Michael Serio
Title: Chief Executive Officer
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Research Institution
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 and challenges the capacity of existing landfills. However, this potential problem also represents an opportunity for remote biomass power production systems based on heating the manure in the absence of air to produce combustible gases. Poultry manure is a good candidate since it is available in large quantities. The technology for converting poutry manure into combustible gases can be integrated with various electrical power generation devices and have widespread agricultural use for poultry manure removal, resource recovery, and power generation. Export opportunities will exist for underdeveloped countries with limited central power production capabilities. The technology will also have potential applications to related solid waste resource recovery problems in remote areas such as oil production platforms, submarines, ships, military operations, humanitarian relief operations, etc.

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