News: Dutch chicken shit to power 90,000 homes.

chicken: a powerhouse?

Dutch agriculture minister Gerda Verburg unveiled the world’s largest biomass power plant to run exclusively on poultry manure. The plant will convert a third of the nation’s chicken waste into energy while running at a capacity of 36.5 megawatts - enough to power 90,000 homes.

The 150 million euro plant will convert roughly 440,000 tons of chicken manure into energy annually, generating more than 270 million kilowatt hours of electricity per year. (Full)

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