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Cofiring Animal Waste In Low NOx Burners for NOx and Hg Reduction In Coal-Fired Plants

2007 DOT-RITA Seed Award


PI: Dr. Kalyan Annamalai  (Texas A&M University, Texas Engineering Experiment Station)
Co-PI: Dr. John M. Sweeten (Texas AgriLife Research-Amarillo, Texas A&M University Agriculture Research & Extension Center)

Funded: $70,000

Start Date: 07/01/07     

End Date: 12/31/09


Expected Outcomes

Demonstrate the use of cattle biomass (CB) as a co-fired fuel in Low NOx burners. Once the proposed technology has been demonstrated, there is the possibility of significant emissions reductions from stored feedstock biomass (FB) and the generation of additional revenue to both farmers and power companies. Moreover, there is the prospect of improving the environment in terms of improved air quality and the sustainability of clean streams and watersheds in rural America. Manure-based biomass can add a significant portion to the list of new, renewable fuels available to the country’s power production facilities from a growing, industrialized agricultural sector.

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