Broiler farm litter
mixed with wood
shavings and poultry
make an excellent
fuel for generating power, contends
Fibrogen Ltd, a
operator of power
stations (Technology Partnership
Initiative. issue 7).
Fibrogen buys poultry litter and transports the same to covered storage pits in the power station. Loaded through conveyor belts into the furnace, the fuel is burnt at temperatures greater than 850'C. The furnace heats up water in the boiler to produce steam which drives a conventional steam turbine linked to a generator with an output of 15.1 MW. The net output is supplied to a 33 kilovolt power line which connects the power station to the local electricity sub-station.
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