EnergyWorks BioPower, LLC recently completed construction and began operations of the Gettysburg Energy & Nutrient Recovery Facility (GENRF), located adjacent to an egg production complex near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The host complex is recognized as a state-of-the-art operation with poultry housing, production systems, and environmental features that exceed industry standards. The first-of-its-kind GENRF is a logical extension of the farm host’s industry leading operations. It processes manure from 5 million egg layer chickens to produce up to 3.25 megawatts of renewable energy, reduce greenhouse gases equivalent to 30,000 tons of CO2 annually, and recycles over 25 million pounds of recovered minerals annually.
As a sustainable alternative to storage and land application of manure, the facility can utilize over 100,000 tons of layer hen poultry manure annually, keeping harmful runoff out of our local streams, rivers, and the Chesapeake Bay!
EnergyWorks plans to partner with the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay on an Eco-Label Pilot project to demonstrate food supply chain funding for mitigation of pollution associated with food animal (egg) production. This project will provide pollution-free certification and traceability for over 100 million dozen eggs annually. Lessons from this project will be applied to poultry meat and other food animal products.
The Gettysburg project is all about sustainability – reducing water pollution, production of renewable energy, and conserving valuable resources by recycling animal feed minerals. These contribute to Chesapeake Bay water quality, reducing greenhouse gases and improving the sustainability if poultry production, an important segment of the regional economy. Click here to watch a video about this facility and their market-based solution
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