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Poultry waste-to-energy power plant to open in Singapore

Acromec, a specialist engingeering service provider has signed an agreement with a local poultry farm to convert poultry waste into energy.

22 May 2019, at 10:48am

Acropower, a subsidiary of Acromec, an engineering firm based in Singapore, has signed an agreement with Chew's Agriculture, a commercial egg producer in Singapore, which will allow Acropower to acquire poultry waste from Chew's Agriculture for it to be converted into biogas. The biogas will then be used to generate electricity.

Acropower stated in a news release that Chew's Agriculture will supply poultry waste to the firm in exchange for electricity at a reduced rate.

The power plant will be able to supply the farm with up to 0.5 megawatts per hour based on waste provided by 600,000 laying hens, although the plant does have the capactiy to generate up to 0.8 megawatts per hour from the daily waste of 720,000 laying hens.

Acropower stated that it will scale up over a five-year period so that it will be able to process waste by no more than 1.5 million layers.

Commenting on the Agreement, Mr Lim Say Chin, executive chairman and managing director of Acromec said, “This project is a win-win situation for both parties. Disposal of animal waste is a costly issue for farms, and by converting it into energy, Acromec is expected to benefit from an economic view point and will also be contributing towards [the] protection of Singapore’s environment.”