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.
Chicken litter releases nitrous oxide, a greenhouse gas with 300 times the impact of CO2.
Chicken litter also 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 biorefineries, each of which are designed to convert 150,000 tons of chicken litter each year into renewable natural gas and fertilizer.
Each facility will create 12 to 15 new jobs, in addition to those employed during construction.
Each facility will produce 765,000 BTUS of a renewable biogas, creating enough energy for 10,000 homes.
The clean energy produced at each facility will reduce greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to taking 57,444 passenger vehicles off the road.
Our process will also create a stabilized fertilizer for area farmers to better meet the region’s agricultural needs and reduce phosphorous runoff.