The goal of this project is to address regional nutrient imbalances in high-density animal production regions of Pennsylvania and provide farmers in the region with long-term sustainable solutions for nutrient management and phosphorus recycling.

To achieve this purpose, the project team is working to improve environmental performance of innovative, thermal manure-to-energy technologies that have previously shown promise with regard to technical and financial performance. Specifically, the primary focus of this project is to reduce particulate matter air emissions from two of the most promising, cost-effective on-farm thermal poultry litter-to-energy systems that have demonstrated successful operation on farms in Pennsylvania.

Additionally, project partners will build on regional efforts to expand markets for poultry litter ash to ensure that growers with poultry litter-to-energy technologies have markets for poultry litter co-products.