UK poultry businesses invest £11m in manure-to-energy units

The Irish agri-tech company, BHSL, which specialises in the delivery of poultry-manure-to-energy solutions, has announced UK sales for next year worth £11 million, spread across eight major projects.

The Co. Limerick-based business says the units will all be installed by March 2017, representing the “first fruits” of an expansion programme announced in October this year.

“We are preparing for a busy period in the months ahead, with the aim of making sales in excess of €40m (£33.5m) in our next financial year,” said BHSL’s managing director, Declan O’Connor.

BHSL’s founder and director of research & development, Jack O’Connor, added: “It was always the desire to generate electricity in addition to heat, and it is an exciting milestone to have now achieved this at sites in both the UK and US.

“Poultry farms have big electricity bills and there is enough manure created to provide both heat and electricity. In fact, by generating electricity all the manure on a site can be utilised, completely removing the need to land spread manure which is increasingly considered a pollutant and restricted by law.”

Headline images shows Jack O’Connor (left) and his brother, Declan O’Connor.

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