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Big Dutchman introduces gasification system


June 23, 2010
By Manure Manager

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bigdutchmanmanureJune 22, 2010 – Big
Dutchman recently introduced its new gasification system that transforms
biomass from poultry manure into energy.


June 22, 2010 – Big
Dutchman
recently introduced its new gasification system that transforms
biomass from poultry manure into energy.

The unveiling occurred at
VIV Europe this past spring.

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The benefit of the Big
Dutchman
innovation is that, except for nitrogen, all the components important
for fertilization are preserved in the residual ash, resulting in a dual use
independently of wind and sunshine.

Within the Big Dutchman
system, the manure is dried, pressed into pellets and conveyed to a gasifier
where it is converted into gas by means of a thermochemical conversion. The
only by-product that remains is ash – a very valuable fertilizer. The energy
produced is processed in the combined heat and power plant (CHP) to generate
electricity and heat.

In addition to chicken
manure, other by-products such as digestate from biogas plants or sugar cane
can also be used for the same purpose.

The amount of energy
produced in a 150 kW gasifier can supply thermal energy for 25 households for
more than one year (maximum 10 kW heat output) and provide 200 households with
electricity for a year (at an annual average use of 0.75 kW per household).