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Published on August 7th, 2008 | by Ariel Schwartz

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China Launches Its First Chicken Manure-Biogas Plant

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In the race to implement new energy sources, farms have an advantage: lots of manure. A large chicken farm north of Beijing is taking advantage of this fact by using its chicken manure to generate power and heat. And this isn’t just a small-time farm—the 3 million chickens on the farm produce 220 tons of manure and 170 tons of wastewater each day.

The Deqingyuan Chicken Farm Waste Utilization Plant, which is replacing a coal-fired plant, will reduce CO2 emissions by 95,000 tons a year. It will also provide 14,600 MWh of electricity each year.

The plant will feature an anaerobic digester to treat waste material, which will produce biogas that will then power 2 GE Jenbacher gas engines. Heat generated from the process will be used in the waste fermentation process and to warm the farm in the winter.

But the project won’t just benefit the farm—it will also help reduce electricity shortages in the region.

While any facility containing 3 million chickens probably doesn’t treat its animal residents very well, at least this one sets an example for other farms looking to become more self-sufficient—and energy self-sufficiency should always be welcome in a growing country like China.

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was formerly the editor of CleanTechnica and is a senior editor at Co.Exist. She has contributed to SF Weekly, Popular Science, Inhabitat, Greenbiz, NBC Bay Area, GOOD Magazine, and more. A graduate of Vassar College, she has previously worked in publishing, organic farming, documentary film, and newspaper journalism. Her interests include permaculture, hiking, skiing, music, relocalization, and cob (the building material). She currently resides in San Francisco, CA.



  • http://www.cknfeeds.com Ekhlasul Haque

    As said by Ariel Schwartz, I would like to add the following:

    DQY Ecological farm is a milestone. Using chicken manure (where ANOMIA is a BIG PROBLEM) they are successfully generating 2.00MW power and 2.20MW Heat Power with emmission of sulpher,etc and reduction of CO2. It’s amaging!

    I am from Bangladesh and we are also building such projects in Bangladesh. The 1st projects is desiging for 350KW and we are expecting another project of 700KW in next few months. The technology is from the same Technology company who made DQY Farm bio-gas project.

    However, DQY is not a biggest one. There is another project in Shangdong is bigger and world’s 2nd largest project of biogas. It is 3.0 MW Power and 3.0 MW heat power.

    Let us use the waste and turn it as energy.

    Let us keep our environment clean.

    Thanks.

    Ekhlas

  • http://www.cknfeeds.com Ekhlasul Haque

    As said by Ariel Schwartz, I would like to add the following:

    DQY Ecological farm is a milestone. Using chicken manure (where ANOMIA is a BIG PROBLEM) they are successfully generating 2.00MW power and 2.20MW Heat Power with emmission of sulpher,etc and reduction of CO2. It’s amaging!

    I am from Bangladesh and we are also building such projects in Bangladesh. The 1st projects is desiging for 350KW and we are expecting another project of 700KW in next few months. The technology is from the same Technology company who made DQY Farm bio-gas project.

    However, DQY is not a biggest one. There is another project in Shangdong is bigger and world’s 2nd largest project of biogas. It is 3.0 MW Power and 3.0 MW heat power.

    Let us use the waste and turn it as energy.

    Let us keep our environment clean.

    Thanks.

    Ekhlas

  • Waseem

    Hello,

    How are you?

    Sir I,m M Waseem Iqbal From Pakistan. I want to know about ur Bio gas plants whole sale rate and installation solution in pakistan. capacity will be 10 parson and 2kv power supply needed from baiogas plant. Can u give me ur contact number for calling, also i,m interested in dealer ship in Pakistan, Now i,m in Qatar if u want to contact me my cell number is below.

    Thanks

  • Waseem

    Hello,

    How are you?

    Sir I,m M Waseem Iqbal From Pakistan. I want to know about ur Bio gas plants whole sale rate and installation solution in pakistan. capacity will be 10 parson and 2kv power supply needed from baiogas plant. Can u give me ur contact number for calling, also i,m interested in dealer ship in Pakistan, Now i,m in Qatar if u want to contact me my cell number is below.

    Thanks

  • ROTIMI TITILOE

    how i wish a small poultry farmer like me could make use of my poultry waste as source of energy for cooking in my home . How do i go about it ? ddo you organise trainig on biogas productions ? pls if you do let me know its a long time project i wish it comes to reality

  • http://www.puxinbiogas.com Kelvin Cheung

    Biogas plants in China has now been upgraded with less construction cost and easier to maintain! Puxin biogas in southern China’s Shenzhen city helps you build easy and enjoy the convenience of biogas! Nearly everything organic can be utilized to yield biogas in our system: human excrete, animal dung, tree leaves, grass, corn silage,straw,wasted food,etc.

  • http://www.puxinbiogas.com Kelvin Cheung

    Biogas plants in China has now been upgraded with less construction cost and easier to maintain! Puxin biogas in southern China’s Shenzhen city helps you build easy and enjoy the convenience of biogas! Nearly everything organic can be utilized to yield biogas in our system: human excrete, animal dung, tree leaves, grass, corn silage,straw,wasted food,etc.

  • http://www.spi.org.za Brent Laarman

    Dear Ariel,

    This is a very interesting article. I live near a very large Chicken farm in South Africa and was wondering if we could look at doing the same thing here in South Africa.

    I am on my way to CHINA in October. Would it be possible for you to send me more info and the contact details for the Deqingyuan Chicken Farm Waste Utilization Plant?

    Your help with this matter would be greatly appreciated.

    Kind Regards,

    Brent Laarman

  • http://www.spi.org.za Brent Laarman

    Dear Ariel,

    This is a very interesting article. I live near a very large Chicken farm in South Africa and was wondering if we could look at doing the same thing here in South Africa.

    I am on my way to CHINA in October. Would it be possible for you to send me more info and the contact details for the Deqingyuan Chicken Farm Waste Utilization Plant?

    Your help with this matter would be greatly appreciated.

    Kind Regards,

    Brent Laarman

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  • http://blog.800hightech.com 800HighTech

    Seems viable everywhere really, good to see China doing their part….

  • http://blog.800hightech.com 800HighTech

    Seems viable everywhere really, good to see China doing their part….

  • http://yinanyaxia.blogspot.com Ivan

    May be it’s reasonable!not in growing country but all over the world!

  • http://yinanyaxia.blogspot.com Ivan

    May be it’s reasonable!not in growing country but all over the world!

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  • Jim McDosh

    Cool! Bio-Gas, you just gotta love it! LOL

    JT

    http://www.Ultimate-Anonymity.com

  • Jim McDosh

    Cool! Bio-Gas, you just gotta love it! LOL

    JT

    http://www.Ultimate-Anonymity.com

  • green blog

    Although using manure may sound like it doesn’t matter a lot, but the fact is, it can make significant contribution in the long term. Just imagine the farm will have dual purpose – one providing meat for the community and another generates renewable and non-polluting energy source.

  • green blog

    Although using manure may sound like it doesn’t matter a lot, but the fact is, it can make significant contribution in the long term. Just imagine the farm will have dual purpose – one providing meat for the community and another generates renewable and non-polluting energy source.

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