Chicken gas powers Chinese farm

Biogas from chicken manure will now power a big chicken farm in Beijing using GE’s Jenbacher gas engines.

According to GE, the plant, with annual capacity of 14,600 megawatt/hour electricity, is the first of its type in China designed to help reduce suburban electricity shortage.

With 3 million chickens in the farm producing 220 tons/day of manure and 170 tons/day of wastewater, the project will hopefully be a sweet-smelling success.

GE said the biogas plant will save more than $1.2 million/year in electricity costs alone.

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