The sustainable processing of agricultural byproducts is one of the most significant challenges facing farming and food processing operations. AgLand Renewables is naturally reusing what some would consider waste from poultry farms across the Central Valley to help clean the air and protect the groundwater.
The 9 billion broiler chickens raised in the U.S. annually, 250 million in California alone, produce 14 million tons of poultry litter.
The San Joaquin Valley has some of the nation’s worst air quality, failing to meet federal health standards for both ozone and particulate pollution.
Transportation is responsible for 40 percent of California’s emissions and is the major source of smog-forming pollution.
In California, nitrate is one of the most common groundwater contaminants, leaching into the soil and from there into the water supply.
To help solve these issues, AgLand Renewables LLC is developing a portfolio of largescale bioconversion facilities that will use field-proven anaerobic digestion and nutrient recovery technologies to convert poultry litter into renewable natural gas (RNG) and organic fertilizer.
Each facility can recycle more than 185,000 tons of poultry litter each year into:
Providing farmers with an organic, slow-release fertilizer with added humic acid to address overall soil health and relieve nitrate and phosphorus runoff.
Providing the community with enough renewable energy to fully charge nearly 6 million electric cars each year.
Our powerful solution to reduce air, soil and water pollution is sustained by a robust economic model:
Air Quality: Abatement of over 500,000 tons annually of nitrous oxide through the displacement of fossil fuels, equivalent to taking 107,795 passenger vehicles off the road each year.
Economic Development: Each facility will create 12 to 18 new jobs, in addition to those employed during construction.
Private Investment: Increased Central Valley and state tax base through AgLand’s capital investment of over $1 billion.
Agriculture: Enhancing the sustainability of California’s poultry and crop production via a truly circular business model that provides a meaningful alternative to raw poultry litter and derivative land application.
Renewable Fuel: Long term sustainable source of renewable transportation fuels that will provide a substantial reduction in climate pollutants.