• Cape Fear Resource Conservation and Development Inc.

Status: Complete

First Union Building
201 N. Front Street, Suite 615
Wilmington, NC 28401
Phone: (910) 763-6611
FINAL REPORT: Demonstrating Optimum Fertilizer Value of Ash from the Biomass Energy Sustainable Technology (BEST) Demonstration Project for Swine & Poultry Manure Management: Cape Fear Resource Conservation and Development, Inc.

Farm description/project location:
Swine waste and poultry litter was collected in Duplin county; N.C. then transported to Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, which is located in Kootenai county approx. 80 miles east of Spokane, WA. A central fluidized bed combustion facility utilizing gasification processed the litter into ash (used as a soil amendment), direct heat (used to dry waste) and steam (used for electricity generation).
Technology provider:
Dr. Bert Bock, Principal Scientist
P.O. Box 1010, PPl 1A
Muscle Shoals, AL 35662
Phone: (256) 386-3095
Fax: (256) 386-2688
Nutrient Reduction Process:
  • BEST technology provides for gasification of poultry and swine litter.
  • Gasification process byproduct is nutrient rich ash.
  • ACT process will turn ash into portable, usable fertilizer.
  • Test marketing product with multiple users.
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