Chicken manure-biogas plant opening in China
A chicken farm
north of Beijing in China is planning to start producing bio-gas from
chicken manure in the near future.
August 14, 2008 – A chicken farm north of Beijing in China is planning to start producing bio-gas from chicken manure in the near future.
The Beijing Deqingyuan Chicken Farm Waste Utilisation plant – reportedly the first of its type in China – is expected to provide 4,600 MWh of electricity per year and is designed to help reduce suburban electricity shortages.
Two gas engines from GE Energy, a supplier of power generation and energy delivery technologies and a business division of General Electric Company, will be used to power the Chinese bio-gas plant. They will reportedly use biogas created from the manure to generate power and heat to the chicken farm.
By using biogas for power generation, the new project is expected to reduce the equivalent of about 95,000 tons of CO2 per year, thereby qualifying the project for the UN-sanctioned Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) program.