I had no idea chickens could provide us with a renewable energy source!

I knew they could provide energy and protein for my body, but electricity for the general public? Wow!

Them chickens just keep on giving!

Here’s an article I noticed in BBC news.

Chicken“Poultry litter and bone meal are to be the energy source of a new £100m power station planned for Northern Ireland.

Moy Park and O’Kane’s chickens have joined forces with Glenfarm Holdings to turn the waste into electricity.

Rose Energy is to ask for planning permission to build the plant near Glenavy, County Antrim. The firms hope tax-payers will contribute to the cost.

Rose Energy says burning agricultural waste will help Northern Ireland meet its renewable energy obligations.

“What we’re talking about is a plant that will use agricultural by-products that will generate 30 megawatts of electricity,” Mike Alcorn of Rose Energy said.

“Thirty megawatts, to put it in context, is about the amount of power needed for a town like Larne.

“It will obviously be treated as green electricity, because the fuel streams for it come from renewable sources.”

The poultry industry in Northern Ireland employs about 7,000 people, producing 1.8m birds a week.”

Mark McManus

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