The sustainable processing of waste is one of the significant challenges facing our generation. At CleanBay Renewables, we’re naturally reusing the waste from the poultry industry to improve our environment and provide for the future.
The 9 billion broiler chickens raised in the U.S. annually produce 14 million tons of litter.
Uncontrolled poultry litter releases nitrous oxide, a greenhouse gas with 300 times the impact of CO2.
Uncontrolled poultry litter produces nitrogen and phosphorus runoff, which lead to algae blooms that pollute our waterways and create dead zones.
Today, over 15,000 bodies of water in the U.S. are affected.
Farmers across the U.S. need an economical way to dispose of agricultural waste, while also improving the soil to fuel an increase in production. Communities need an economic boost and want access to an abundant, renewable energy supply.
CleanBay Renewables is currently developing a U.S. portfolio of large-scale bioconversion facilities, each of which are designed to convert 150,000 tons of chicken litter each year into renewable natural gas and organic fertilizer.
Each facility will create 26 new high-paying full-time jobs in the area, in addition to hundreds of indirect jobs in construction and supply-chain needs.
Each facility will produce ≥750,000 MMBTUs of renewable natural gas, creating enough energy for over 11,000 homes.
The clean energy produced at each facility will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by ≥550,000 tons annually, equivalent to taking 107,795 passenger vehicles off the road each year.
Each facility will produce ≥100,000 tons of organic, slow-release fertilizer with added humic acid for area farmers to better meet the region’s agricultural needs and reduce phosphorous runoff.