Flintrock Farms

ClientFlintrock Farms
LocationCentral Pennsylvania
InputPoultry Litter
OutputDry, odorless fertilizer

FLINTROCK FARMS GENERATES HEAT AND NUTRIENTS FROM FARM WASTES

In the fall of 2014 under a technology license agreement, the Ecoremedy® advanced gasification technology was deployed at Flintrock Farms, a poultry farm located in Lititz, Pennsylvania.

Flintrock was seeking ways to better manage their waste and energy demand. In partnership with The Farm Pilot Program providing partial project funding through federal grants, we designed and installed a central heating system at Flintrock Farms fueled exclusively by chicken litter and horse muck generated on the farm. The project includes a central heating plant providing hot thermal fluid to heat four poultry houses. The system converts an average of 450 pounds per hour of chicken litter and recovers valuable nutrients sold as all-natural fertilizer for $350 per ton. Ecoremedy was present to commission the gasifier and central heating plant.

CHALLENGE

In 2013, Flintrock Farms sought ways to better manage waste from 600,000 chickens per year and reduce energy costs.

OUR SOLUTION

An Ecoremedy system that converts the potential energy in animal wastes to hot thermal fluid (200 °F) for heating over 100,000 square feet of chicken houses with less than 2 °F temperature variance inside the houses.