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Poo power? Chicken excrement could be new renewable energy source

21/11/2017
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A combustible biofuel made primarily of chicken, turkey and other bird excrement could be used to replace coal-power according to a new study by an Israeli university.
The study from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev claims that around 10% of coal-power generated electricity could instead be provided by poultry waste processed as hydrochar biofuel.
The study from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) claims that around 10% of coal-power generated electricity could instead be provided by poultry waste processed as hydrochar biofuel.

Speaking to the International Business Times, the researchers behind the study had the following to say:

“Environmentally safe disposal of poultry excrement has become a significant problem. Converting poultry waste to solid fuel, a less resource-intensive, renewable energy source is an environmentally superior alternative that also reduces reliance on fossil fuels.”

The study, which was published in the journal Applied Energy, compared two different types of biofuel made from poultry excrement to see which was the more efficient:

  • Hydrochar- which is produced by heating wet biomass to temperatures of up to 250 degrees under pressure (mimicking the way coal is formed, albeit on a much shorter time-scale).
  • Biochar- which is made by slow-heating biomass at around 450 degrees in an oxygen-free furnace with hydrochar.

The results of the test were clear according to Vivian Mau and Amit Gross:

“We found that poultry waste processed as hydrochar produced 24% higher net energy generation.”

“Poultry waste hydrochar generates heat at high temperatures and combusts in a similar manner to coal, an important factor in replacing it as a renewable energy source.”


Chicken excrement may not replace coal in the energy pecking order anytime soon, but the results of this study should be considered an exciting development in the pursuit of new sources of renewable energy.

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