Gasification of Methane Digestate from Cow Manure for the Production of Alternative Peat Moss
In the Winter of 2012 under a technology license agreement, Enginuity Energy LLC deployed the Ecoremedy advanced gasification technology for Hampton Alternative Energy Products LLC at the Hampton Feedlot in Triplett, MO.
Hampton Feedlot processes manure from 2,500 cattle in an anaerobic digester to make methane for electrical generation. The digester produces an average flow rate of 17 tons per day of separated solids with 70% moisture content and no value. Hampton Feedlot wanted a solution for the waste that was burying their operation.
An Ecoremedy advanced gasifier was installed to convert the wet digestate to a dried, odorless fiber sold as an organic alternative peat moss. The system operates on digestate as the exclusive fuel with concentrated nutrients recovered and added to the dried peat moss as a fertilizer enhancement. Ecoremedy was present to commission the gasifier and dryer facility.