Chicken Waste Creates Electricity

US - One of the issues President Bush discussed at great length during his State of the Union Address was finding alternative energy sources.

He says we are too dependent on foreign fuel. A plant in Carnesville has spent the past two years working on how to do just that.

Sonny Dinsmore is the owner of Earth Resources, INC. E.R.I. is a plant that turns waste into energy. On Thursday nearly 40 people from the UDSA, the county, and other various groups gathered inside the plant to discuss a pilot program that should make President Bush very happy.

"We can create technology so we don't have to be so dependent on foreign oil and produce the same energy with a different form of fuel," explains Dinsmore.

And at the same time, create a solution for another Georgia problem. "The positive is that we're be able to support Georgia's largest industry. Which is the Poultry Industry," explains Operations Manager Billy Jones.

According to Jones in Northeast Georgia there are 4,000 Poultry Houses within a 25 mile radius of E.R.I. Every 30 days 19 chicken houses are built. And everyday trucks haul away the chicken waste.

calendar icon 6 February 2006
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