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Researcher explores way to burn poultry litter to provide heat source

by 5m Editor
10 July 2007, at 9:24am

US - An agricultural engineering researcher at the University of Arkansas said he has found a way to burn poultry litter to heat poultry houses. He said it could be better for the birds, better for the farmers and better for the environment.

Tom Costello worked with Lynndale Systems Inc., a furnace manufacturer in Harrison, to test a furnace prototype that uses a blend of poultry waste and bedding material as fuel to heat chicken houses.

The prototype needs improvements before it is economically feasible for a commercial market, Costello said.

Source: The Joplin Globe

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