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Demonstration Manure Processing Facility Under Construction

by 5m Editor
5 June 2003, at 12:00am

CANADA - Farm-Scape: Episode 1256. Farm-Scape is a Wonderworks Canada production and is distributed courtesy of Manitoba Pork Council and Sask Pork.

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Farm-Scape is a Wonderworks Canada production and is distributed courtesy of Manitoba Pork Council
and Sask Pork.

Farm-Scape, Episode 1256

Saskatoon based Clear-Green Environmental has kicked off the construction a full-scale demonstration facility that will process liquid hog manure into a range of commercial products.

Clear Green Environmental is building a 1.5 million dollar swine manure processing facility in partnership with the Cudworth Pork Investors Group and SaskPower adjacent to a hog operation near Cudworth.

Phase one of the project is expected to be completed this summer with phase two expected to begin in the fall.

The technology will use anaerobic digestion to produce biogas from liquid manure. Clear-Green President and CEO Ben Voss says his company will own and operate the facility and provide fixed cost manure management to the swine operation and biogas to SaskPower for conversion into electricity and heat.

"The facility is using biodigestors to convert the hog manure from the 12 hundred sow farrow to finish operation into biogas and the biogas is sold to SaskPower.

SaskPower signed a contract with us to convert that biogas into heat and power. All the electricity is going to be put onto the grid.

All of the heat energy will be kept by us and used partly by our process and mostly to heat the hog barns.

The remaining product will be, what we're calling phase two which is a fertilizer production component of our plant, which is going to be extracting the nitrogen in a liquid form and the phosphorus and potassium in a liquid form with the remaining product just being water".

Voss says, while the swine operation's manure management costs will remain fixed at current levels, it will receive several additional economic benefits.

He says Clear-Green's multiple revenue streams include the manure management contract, the energy sales contract, the sale of greenhouse gas credits and, in future there will be fertilizer sales.

For Farmscape.Ca, I'm Bruce Cochrane.

5m Editor