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The Big Blue wind farm in the town of Blue Earth, Minnesota will receive Gamesa’s newest wind turbine. Gamesa will provide the wind farm with 18 G97-2.0MW turbines, which are geared for low-wind sites, according to the company’s statement. The new wind turbines will allow for the greatest energy output in that location, thanks to a better aerodynamic blade design and nacelle improvements, Gamesa said. Exergy Development Group will help to install the 18 turbines. Meanwhile, Big Blue Wind Farm LLC, an Exergy subsidiary, will own the wind farm. Northern States Power will buy the offtake, and the wind farm will provide power to approximately 20,000 homes per year, the company said. The new wind project, as part of Faribault County’s first commercial wind farm, will add 60 new local jobs, while enhancing Minnesota’s reputation as a top state in wind capacity. Currently, the gopher state is sixth overall in wind capacity in the United States.
If we go by the stats, every year 11 billion pounds of poultry industry waste accumulates annually, because we have gigantic appetite for poultry products. They can’t be stuffed into pillows. Mostly they are utilized as low-grade animal feed. Scientists in Nevada have created a new and environmentally friendly process for developing biodiesel fuel from ‘chicken feather meal’. Professor Manoranjan ‘Mano’ Misra and his team members at the University of Nevadadiscovered that chicken feather meal consists of processed chicken feathers, blood, and innards. Prof. Misra has been honored as the 2010 Regents’ Researcher by the Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents. Chicken feather meal is processed at high temperatures with steam. This feather meal is used as animal feed and also as fertilizer. Chicken feather meal has high percentage of protein and nitrogen. The researchers have paid attention to the 12% fat content of the chicken feather meal.
Professor Manoranjan ‘Mano’ Misra and his team members at the University of Nevadadiscovered that chicken feather meal consists of processed chicken feathers, blood, and innards
Misra has been honored as the 2010 Regents’ Researcher by the Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents. Chicken feather meal is processed at high temperatures with steam
They have arrived at the conclusion that feather meal has potential as an alternative, non-food feedstock for the production of biofuel