Improving Biofuel Conversion from Animal Waste

The project outcome includes laboratory-validated procedures for rapid and efficient methane production from animal waste, and technical reports related to the new generation of animal waste management systems for the scientific community and the public. The results of this project will help to build a pilot facility for technology validation before it is commercialized for large-scale applications. The conversion of large volume of high strength animal waste into value added biogas and other useful byproducts (e.g., Class A biosolids) with accompanied pollutant and odor removal will enhance economic opportunities for farmers and local community to "create new solutions for America's energy needs and to revitalize rural communities," to achieve the goals of the Sun Grant Initiative.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Program Information: Advanced Research, Biobased Research


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $70000.00
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    Department of Transportation
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Johnson, Shawn

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Missouri, Columbia

    Department of Civil Engineering
    Columbia, MO  United States  65211
  • Principal Investigators:

    Hu, Zhiqiang

  • Start Date: 20090701
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20111231
  • Source Data: RiP Project 40124

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01572183
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Files: RIP
  • Created Date: Aug 4 2015 1:00AM