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 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.
At full capacity, each facility can recycle more than 150,000 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: At full capacity, the clean energy produced at each facility can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 1,000,000 tons of CO2 equivalent annually, which equates to taking 217,480 passenger vehicles off the road each year.
Economic Development: Each facility operating at full capacity will create 26 new high-paying full-time jobs in the area per facility, in addition to hundreds of indirect jobs in construction and supply-chain needs.
Private Investment: Increased Central Valley and state tax base through capital investment of $450 million per full capacity facility.
Agriculture: Enhancing farming and food operations environmental efforts by providing a sustainable, circular solution for their byproducts.
Renewable Fuel: Long term sustainable source of renewable transportation fuels that will provide a substantial reduction in climate pollutants.