Chicken litter used to generate
power in Miss. pilot project
Oct 24, 2006 Nikki Davis Maute The Associated
A waste-to-energy pilot operation five
miles west of Collins could change the power source
for farmers and developers not only in Mississippi
John Logan's Brinson Farms' "methane
capture project" operation is set to go operational
November 13th. It will provide the electricity needed
to run the farm with its 10 chicken houses.
One of Logan's partners in the project,
Bill Johnson, said chicken litter is being used to
create methane gas to operate the generators used
to power the operation.
Johnson said a patent is pending on
the methane operation and the cost of the pilot project
is about 800-thousand-dollars.
Johnson said more importantly, the waste-to-energy
operation could be the catalyst that results in the
development of a proposed 125 (M) million dollar alternative
energy operation at a site north of Collins near Mount
That operation, on U-S 49 at Arbo Road,
would include a methane plant, which would power plants
producing ethanol and biodiesel.