How (and why) scientists are mining manure for phosphorus | January 29, 2018 Issue - Vol. 96 Issue 5 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 96 Issue 5 | p. 6 | News of The Week
Issue Date: January 29, 2018 | Web Date: January 23, 2018

How (and why) scientists are mining manure for phosphorus

Agricultural resource. Environmental scourge. Phosphorus gold mine. Chicken manure is all these things at once.
Department: Science & Technology
Keywords: Sustainability, chicken, manure, phosphorus, PEARS
Credit: C&EN/ACS Productions

There are thousands of chicken houses sandwiched between the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean producing tons upon tons of chicken manure. Watch our latest episode of Speaking of Chemistry to see how farmers and researchers are coming together to mitigate manure’s environmental risk and maximize its value.

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charlie (January 23, 2018 10:11 PM)
It's got what plants crave, you say?
Matt Davenport (January 29, 2018 11:23 AM)
And how!
Patrick Topper (January 31, 2018 2:39 PM)
Matt. I just wanted to make you aware of our Gettysburg Energy & Nutrient Recovery Facility located in the Chesapeake watershed. We use a thermal-chemical process to mine all the minerals from chicken manure and produce green electrical energy. You can view a quick video on our website at:, EnergyWorks GENRF Market Based Solution for a brief explanation of our process. You are invited for a tour anytime.

Patrick Topper, Plant Manager
York Springs, PA 17372

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