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Lancaster Farming Uses Blue Flame Stoker

Because of the high cost of petroleum-based fuels and the future shortage of fossil fuels, alternate fuel sources continue to be investigated. We know about corn ethanol, solar and wind energy, and have heard about biomass and other terms. But, have you heard about energy produced from poultry litter? Recently, the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and other partners funded a demonstration project to reduce the propane heating costs for poultry houses and decrease nutrient inputs. The project was funded by an NRCS Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) Conservation Innovation Grant for Mac Curtis, a turkey producer in Snyder County, Pa. With the support from the poultry sciences specialists at Penn State University, Curtis installed a litter incinerator.

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