HOW IT WORKS
AGRA ENERGY will partner with the dairy farms across America to convert their manure waste into fuels. Our fuel products will satisfy renewable fuel standards, offering supportive economics while inducing a cleaner environment.
Our single MICRO GTL UNIT is prefabricated and transportable. Installed at a farm location, this unit will process the “feedstock methane” from a herd of dairy cows. The effluent-waste is converted into about 25 barrels per day diesel, naphtha and jet fuel products. It is compact … on the scale of a highway transport truck … and remotely operated. Our conversion process recycles its own by-products (water and heat) with negligible effects to the environment.
Benefits to our partner, the dairyman, are significant. In a nutshell, his operations are streamlined, his expenses reduced, and his economics improved. Pollution concerns, along with the accompanying regulatory issues, are significantly reduced. The methane-gas from “cattle operations” is captured and removed from the atmosphere. Soil deterioration and potential long-term groundwater issues are mitigated. The prolific farm-odors from dairy operations are greatly reduced. Also, a high-nutrient water is produced in the process for farm use as a fertilizer.
For AGRA ENERGY, we have the opportunity to spearhead a new business in the untapped agricultural market. With a head-start from proprietary technology, we see limited competition in the future. We will also expand our GTL to other manure-intensive operations, from poultry to swine. Thus, we foresee a growing enterprise, across America, installing hundreds of our units over the next five years.
And now, let’s learn some more about them cows…