Farmers weekly interactive have an article on bhsl
Turning Chicken Litter into renewable energy
Two of the country’s largest broiler producers are leading the drive towards burning poultry litter on their farms as a way of producing sustainable, green energy horn what is currently a waste product.
Nigel Joice produces 840,000 birds at his Uphouse Farm in Norfolk, while Stephen Hay, of Hay Farms, produces broilers on 12 sites in England. Both have recently installed biomass boilers that are capable of burning chicken litter to produce hot water which is then circulated to the poultry sheds for heating.
But under current legislation, the units are limited to burning wood-chip, as poultry litter is still classified as a waste material when combusted and cannot…read more.