Animal Waste to Electricity COW POWER We Work 24/7 Animal Waste to Fertilizer Animal Waste to Fertilizer
Hampton Feed Lot, Inc. Purchased from J.P. Hampton Incorporated in 1972 2000 Head Maximum Capacity 3 Employees Then
Hampton Feed Lot, Inc / Hampton Alternative Energy Products, LLC Operates under MO DNR CAFO Permit 5400 Head Maximum Capacity Current Population 3,000+ Head HFL has 7 Employees HAEP has 6 Employees Now
Milestones Bid – Dec. 2010 Construction Started – Spring 2011 Digester Start-up – Dec. 2011
Milestones Electrical Generation – Aug. 2012 Dryer Start-up – Sept. 2013 1 st bag of Nature’s E.N.V. – Dec. 2013
Construction 4 Containment Barns built in the 1980s were modified to collect and pump manure to the digesters. 2 Open Lots were reconfigured for the construction of the Digester, Generator, and Dryer Buildings A New 15 KV Electrical Distribution System was installed underground.
Construction 3,000 LF of Piping was installed. Potable and Non-Potable Water Systems were upgraded.
Land Use HFL has 320 Acres of Central Missouri Farmland in Chariton County. HAEP/HFL Utilizes 80 Acres of this Farmland for the Open Lots, Digester Facility, Confinement Barns 13 Acre Containment Lagoon Currently No Zoning Chariton County has an EEZ
Benefits No Additional Land was added for the Construction of the Digester & Drying Systems. Digester Hydration Water is Recycled from the Containment Lagoon. The Lagoon appears to be functioning better since the loading has been reduced.
Benefits o Generation of an Ecofriendly Fertilizer Product reduces the amount of solids landfilled o Green House Gasses are Destroyed o Excess Electricity is Sold to the Utility Partner
Benefits for Missouri The Tanks were Fabricated at J. L. Houston Company in Hopkins, Missouri The Engine Generator was Fabricated at Martin Machinery, LLC in Latham, Missouri The Construction Provided Temporary Jobs in an Economically Challenged Time in Rural Missouri
Challenges First in Missouri to Develop an Anaerobic Digester System for Animal Waste One of the First Anaerobic Digester Systems in the Nation for Beef Cattle Finding Contractors that Understood the Technology Negotiating a Power Purchase Agreement and Interconnection Agreement
Challenges Finding Trained Operators and Maintaining a Quality Staff that wants to remain in Rural Missouri. Finding Contractors to Service Components that Understand the Technology Procurement of Maintenance or Repair Parts
The Unknown The Effect of Regulations that are Being Drafted The Changes that The Comprehensive State Energy Plan may Implement
Surprises Multi Government Agencies that Worked Well Together Support from the General Public
What is Next? Finding a Use for the Liquid Effluent Increasing Gas Production to Add the Second Engine Generator
Utility Partner Kansas City Power and Light North American Renewables Registry Account so KCP&L can receive credits
Presented By Terry Smith, Digester Facility Manager (573) 823-9599