LWR manure treatment system goes solar


Source: Livestock Water Recycling, Inc

CALGARY, AB -- Solar energy is now making it easier for farms to implement the manure treatment technology that is revolutionizing the livestock industry. Livestock Water Recycling's Innovation Centre has just released the latest advancement in manure treatment technology which allows farmers the ability to power their LWR Manure Treatment System by solar energy.

'Farmers inherently want to leave the world better than they found it' says Gareth Jenkins, LWR design engineer who oversaw the solar power project; 'Environmentalism is core to their belief system, and with the help of newtechnologies, they are able to continue to grow their business, while leaving a legacy for future generations' Jenkins adds.

With a commitment to R&D, and a strong desire to innovate, the LWR Innovation Centre is always looking to find ways to help livestock farmers become more efficient and sustainable. One of the ways to do that is to make it easier for them to install manure treatment technology. 'With federal and state funding pushing the implementation of solar energy, it was clearly the right time to move this project forward' says Jenkins.

The Obama administration announced Wednesday morning a series of efforts worth more than $120 million aimed at boosting solar and other clean energy sources. The initiatives focus on the Department of Energy, where the bulk of the funding will go to programs to develop solar power technology and get it into homes, businesses and other facilities.

'President Obama and Vice President Biden are committed to promoting smart, simple, low-cost technologies to help America transition to cleaner and more distributed energy sources, help households save on their energy bills, and to address climate change,' the White House said in a fact sheet outlining the efforts' All told, this funding will drive the development of affordable clean energy throughout the country/1 it said.

California currently leads the solar market in the US, largely due to their supportive solar policies. As the first state to generate more than 5% of electricity from utility scale solar, there is enough solar energy installed in California to power 2,891,000 homes. In 2014 alone, $11.773 billion was invested on solar
installations in California.

General Manager JR Brooks says 'The livestock industry has looked to us to provide them with something that they have never had before; the ability to recycle an abundant amount of clean water from their manure, while concentrating valuable nutrients for fertilizer. We have commercialized systems operating successfully at livestock facilities across the US, but it is important that we keep innovating. This solar project was the next step in that innovation, and we are proud to announce that it will be available in early 2016.'

Farmers will always turning to new innovations and technology to ensure that they are positioned for the future. LWR's commitment to ongoing research and development is one of the reasons that the company is considered to be experts in the field of manure treatment and farming innovation.

About LWR: LWR is a North American waste water treatment company focused on providing dairy, hog, and anaerobic digester operations with sustainable and cost effective manure treatment technology. With systems installed and operating throughout Canada and the US, the innovative technology has been awarded patents in Canada and New Zealand and is patent pending in six other countries around the world. The LWR System can significantly assist drought affected areas as it can recycle up to 75% clean, potable water from manure. The System concentrates phosphorus, ammonia, potash, and nitrogen which allows for strategic fertilizer application significantly reducing the risk of nutrient run off and ground water contamination. Livestock Water Recycling will be exhibiting at the World Dairy Expo in Madison Wisconsin from September 29 - October 3rd.

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