Burn Poultry Litter? That's An Offal Idea

US - It's often been said that if life hands you a lemon, make lemonade. A Harrison company has taken the position that if life gives you poultry litter, make heating fuel. It's an idea that could save poultry growers a lot of money.
calendar icon 10 October 2007
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Tim Falk (left) and Tyler Phillips of Conward's Air Conditioning and Heating install a furnace at William Blasdel's turkey farm near Lakeway.

A hot early October sun beat down as Tim Falk and Tyler Phillips worked to install the furnace on William Blasdel's turkey farm near Lakeway. The large rectangular furnace was positioned on a concrete slab and nearby was the ductwork that would lead from the furnace into the adjoining building.

It was hardly the kind of day conducive to thinking about furnaces and heating bills, but just inside the door, but thousands of young turkeys were in the process of making fuel for the furnace.

Though the furnace will be wood-burning initially, the manufacturer, Lynndale Systems of Harrison, hopes to have it capable of burning poultry litter within a few months.

The thought of a furnace that would have easy and quick access to fuel produced by the very creatures that it was designed to keep warm was an exciting one to Lynndale president and CEO Bob Dodson.

"We'd love to start selling them tomorrow," Dodson said.

Source: zwire
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