As green as it gets

The BMC Moerdijk power plant processes one-third of the total production of poultry litter in the Netherlands each year. BMC generates 285,000 MWh of electricity through the incineration of manure, enough green electricity to meet all the power needs of a city the size of Den Bosch. BMC also produces 60,000 tonnes of high-quality fertilizer through the thermal conversion of poultry litter.

 

In spring 2017 CE Delft published the results of a scientific study into the use of poultry litter for electricity production. The researchers extensively compared the effects of large-scale thermal conversion like the process used at BMC with other ways to process this type of manure. CE Delft concluded that the use of poultry litter for energy production is the most attractive method from an environmental perspective.