As the world tries to become more and more green amid environmental concerns they are looking for more and more unorthodox ways to help. Scientists have tried everything from alternative energies to creating more energy efficient electronics, but a new idea could turn the world on its head and pave the way for a greener and healthier planet. The new form of energy that scientists have come up with comes from nature itself and is something that can be produced again and again and isn’t something that requires a lot of work to produce.
So, what is it that scientists have turned to as a new form of energy? Well, they have turned to one of the most popular food sources on the planet, the chicken. That’s right folks, scientists have turned to the chicken as our next form of green energy, but it’s not the chicken itself that they are after but rather the manure that it produces. The idea comes from Alfagy, a plant located in England which plans on converting the manure produced by the chickens to be used as energy that will then power homes throughout the U.K. This is good not only for advancement of green energy, but it is something that is readily available as an alternative energy source, because chickens are raised and used in large numbers all across England.
The system will work by having farmers deliver their chicken manure to the factor which will then pay the farmers for the biofuel that they provide. This same biofuel will then be used in turn to power and heat the farmers’ animals and homes. The new power station will use the combination of heat and power to a unit which can produce alternative green energy at forty two percent efficiency. The plant plans on being able to produce about one megawatt of electricity each year and is estimated to be able to provide power to three hundred and fifty homes in the area. Not only does the plant have the ability to produce a greener power source for the area, but it also will have the ability to create a powerful fertilizer which will help to decrease the cost of fertilizer by around one hundred percent. This means that not only do the farmers receive money as an incentive for participating as well as a greener power source, but they also get the added benefit of spending even less money because their fertilizer they will be using will be much cheaper than previous ones that were used. This new idea paves the way for other countries to do the same and allows scientists to look at even more animals for alternative fuel sources to power our planet and make it greener.