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Duke Renews Poultry-Waste Biomass Power Contract (Ind. Report)
Craven County Wood Energy
Date: 2018-02-02
Charlotte, North Carolina-based utility Duke Energy reports the signing of a 10-year, 360,000 megawatt-hour per year power-purchase agreement (PPA) with New Bern-based Craven County Wood Energy. Under the terms of the PPA, 90,000 megawatt-hours of the total 360,000 megawatt-hour contract will be generated with poultry liter and waste. The PPA will help Duke meet state requirements that a small part of the power its utilities sell in the state come from renewable sources, with a specific amount set aside for power from poultry waste.

Over the years, Craven County has modified the 25-year old, 50-MW biomass power plant to use increasing amounts of poultry waste and is presently upgrading the plant use the animal waste for up to 30 pct of its power. The credits, which are used to satisfy the state's renewable energy requirements, will go to both Duke Progress and Duke Energy Carolinas. (Source: Duke Energy, Charlotte Biz, Feb., 2018) Contact: Craven County Wood Energy, Bob VanEllis,GM, (252) 633-9525,; Duke Energy, Rob Caldwell, Sr. VP, Distributed Energy Resources,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Woody Biomass,  Duke Energy Progress,  Poultry Litter,  Poultry Waste,  

Israeli Researchers Tout Poultry Liter for Bioenergy (Int'l, R&D)
Zuckerberg Institute
Date: 2017-12-06
Researchers at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel are championing the use of poultry liter which when treated and converted to combustible solid biomass fuel, could replace about 10 pct of the coal currently used for electric power generation.

Led by professor Amit Gross, chair of the Department of Environmental Hydrology and Microbiology at the Zuckerberg Institute, a team analyzed two biofuel types and found poultry waste processed as hydrochar produced 24 pct higher net energy generation. The solid product of hydrothermal carbonization (HTC) of hydrochar generates heat at high temperatures, and mimics natural coal formation, the researchers say. (Source: Ben-Gurion University, 4 Dec., 2017) Contact: Ben-Gurion University, +972 8 646 1600, Phd. Candidate,; Zuckerberg Institute, Prof. Amit Gross,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Bioenergy,  Biofuel,  

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