Fuel from chicken feathers

by Graeme
(Australia)

If we go by the stats, every year 11 billion pounds of poultry industry waste accumulates annually, because we have gigantic appetite for poultry products. They can't be stuffed into pillows. Mostly they are utilized as low-grade animal feed. Scientists in Nevada have created a new and environmentally friendly process for developing biodiesel fuel from 'chicken feather meal'. Professor Manoranjan 'Mano' Misra and his team members at the University of Nevada discovered that chicken feather meal consists of processed chicken feathers, blood, and innards. Prof. Misra has been honored as the 2010 Regents' Researcher by the Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents.

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Mar 02, 2015
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Feathers make no contribution to the Biodiesel
by: Tony Clark

While feathers are in the "feather meal" (a by-product of chicken slaughter and butchering)used in the process, the only part needed for biodiesel production is the fat from the guts and skin included in the feather meal.
The feathers and non-fatty bits are still present after removing the fats.

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