The sustainable processing of waste is one of the significant challenges facing our generation. At CleanBay Delmarva, we’re naturally reusing the waste from poultry farms from across the Delmarva Peninsula to improve our environment and provide for our future.
The 9 billion broiler chickens raised in the U.S. annually, 605 million in Delmarva alone, produce 14 million tons of litter.
Chicken litter releases nitrous oxide, a greenhouse gas with 300 times the impact of CO2.
Chicken litter also produces nitrogen and phosphorus runoff, which lead to algae blooms that pollute our waterways and create dead zones.
Today, over 15,000 bodies of water in the U.S. are affected, including the Chesapeake Bay.
About CleanBay Delmarva
Plans are underway to construct two new facilities on the Delmarva Peninsula. Each facility will be slightly different in layout but will provide the same environmental and economic benefits to the region.
With the exception of what is used to operate each plant, all of the energy generated will be exported.
The first facility will be located in Westover, Maryland, and construction is slated to begin in 2020. Each site will also be enclosed and equipped to process and beneficially reuse more than 150 thousand tons of chicken litter annually.
CleanBay will initially construct 2 new facilities across the Delmarva Peninsula, creating 15 to 18 new jobs at each plant, in addition to those employed during construction.
765,000 MMBTUS of renewable natural gas will be produced, creating enough energy for 10,000 Delmarva area homes.
The clean energy produced at each facility will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 550,000 tons annually, equivalent to taking 107,795 passenger vehicles off the road each year.
Our process will also create an organic fertilizer for local farmers to better meet the Delmarva region’s agricultural needs and reduce phosphorous runoff.