A process to convert hog manure into an oil for heating or generating electricity is being developed. The process uses intense heat and pressure to break down components of the manure into simpler molecular structures that form the oil. A large-scale continuous process that would be economically viable is being designed. It is believed that a reactor the size of a home furnace could be built to process manure from 2000 hogs into oil at a cost of about $10 per barrel. It could be used to fuel smaller electric or heating plants.
|State||Published - May 1 2004|
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- Energy (miscellaneous)