Manure can be burned to generate electricity

Thursday, October 01, 2009

An announcement from Better Energy Solutions:

Presentation on EcoCombustion Energy Systems’ Elimanure®
Wednesday, October 7th, 1:30-2:30 pm
225 NW, Wisconsin State Capitol, Madison

Farmers, company president and environmentalists will discuss the EcoCombustion Energy Systems’ Elimanure® System that solves animal waste, water pollution, renewable energy challenges

Background--Wisconsin’s EcoCombustion Energy Systems was recently featured on the prestigious Letter to the Editor Page of The New York Times,, as a solution to our animal waste challenges.

The briefing will bring together farmers, environmentalists, and business developers from EcoCombustion.

EcoCombustion Energy Systems has developed the Elimanure® System on a 2,000-head dairy farm in Brown County. This system dries the manure, burns to generate up to 600 kilowatts of renewable energy capacity, enough to power 600 homes.

The Elimanure® System reduces manure volume by over 90% and eliminates the threat of water pollution from land spreading of raw waste. The remaining material is a high quality fertilizer, free of harmful pathogens, and easy for the farmer to handle and spread where needed.

Animal manure is an ancient but largely untapped energy resource. Wisconsin’s animal manure represents 4.26 million tons of coal equivalent energy if burned, or about 1/6th of Wisconsin’s current coal usage, according to a 2007 report Cellulose Prairie: Biomass Potential in Wisconsin and the Midwest, by Better Environmental Solutions, an energy and environmental consulting firm. For the report, go to

Come to learn more.

For more information, call 608-238-6070 or email Brett@BetterEnviro.Com.