Jack O’ Connor

BHSL

Topic:

Activating a Circular Bioeconomy.

Synopsis:

Since its first  FBC installation on a  poultry farm in 2010 ,BHSL has gone on to roll out its technology across many similar poultry and hen layers  farms throughout  the UK. The environmental  impact has been immense in that the poultry  manure which was previously spread on land is now used as a fuel to heat the poultry  sheds and provide electricity to run the farm . In total, the technology has removed the need to purchase 8,286 million litres of oil and has given over 6,700 tonnes of CO2 reduction .The residual ash from the process ,3,000 tonnes in total, contains the original P and K that was in the poultry manure and is sold as a valuable fertiliser.

Submission:

Problem

Increased food production for a growing population generating increased residues from the process leading to over landspreading , ground water pollution , emission and odour issues and a need to find alternative solutions.

Proposal

Bringing technology , regulatory and finance together to find solutions to solve the problem in a manner that is cost effective ,sustainable with no adverse effect to humans,animals and the environment.

Solution

Since its first  FBC installation on a  poultry farm in 2010 ,BHSL has gone on to roll out its technology across many similar poultry and hen layers  farms throughout the UK. The environmental  impact has been immense in that the poultry  manure which was previously spread on land is now used as a fuel to heat the poultry sheds and provide electricity to run the farm . In total the technology has removed the need to purchase 8,286 million litres of oil and has given over 6,700 tonnes of CO2 reduction .The residual ash from the process ,3,000 tonnes in total, contains the original P and K that was in the poultry manure and is sold as a valuable fertiliser.

The biosecure, remotely managed solution has led to increased performance on these poultry farms due to the improved environment in the shed with abundant , indirect heat now replacing the direct combustion of LPG gas and the emissions of CO2 and H2O  into the sheds from that process .

About Jack O’Connor:

Has been involved in the development of the on site fluidised bed technology to deal with the increased restrictions  on landspreading of poultry manure  and increased energy costs on poultry farms. Has worked closely with the regulatory authorities in Ireland and Brussels in putting new  animal by product regulation EU Reg 592/2014 in place in 2014 .Working with Universities and research institutes in finding solutions to many of the waste streams that have high energy value and residual nutrient value.

About BHSl:

BHSL is part of the BHSL Holdings company that includes Hyrdo International and Glanway. It has developed and operates on site  fludised bed combustion ,FBC , technology  and has  plants operating on many poultry farms in the UK where poultry manure is used as a fuel for combustion   on the farm to provide heat and electricity for the intense poultry rearing operation. It remotely manages all of its systems from its base in Kantoher,West Limerick. Much of the development of this solution required regulatory change to allow these clean animal by products to be used as fuels rather than wastes involving much collaboration with regulatory authorities in Ireland ,UK and Brussels. The on site technology  solution has now  been applied to many other agri residues providing a double solution to the client  by  dealing with a problematic residue and collapsing the requirement for  fossil fuel usage .The company is chaired by business icon and  Kerry founder Denis Brosnan.

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