Manure Manager January February 2017 : Page 6
INDUSTRY NEWS manuremanager.com MDA requests proposals for manure technologies The Maryland Department of Agriculture has issued a grant solicitation for demonstration projects offering technologies that can improve the management and utilization of manure and other waste products. Maryland is investing in technologies that support new uses for manure, such as alternative product development and manure-to-energy projects. The state’s Animal Waste Technology Fund provides seed funding to companies that demonstrate innovative technologies to manage or repurpose manure resources. The fund has $3 million available to invest during 2017. There is no maximum or minimum request. Vendors, businesses, and individuals are invited to respond to this grant solicitation which may be downloaded from the department’s website. Proposals are due by March 15, 2017. XYLEM’S FLYGT TECHNOLOGY TO BE SOLD THROUGH DEALER NETWORK Xylem, a global water technology company, recently announced that its Flygt pumps and mixers will be made available across the U.S. through E&R Agri-Sales LLC. Working closely with Xylem, E&R Agri-Sales will develop a network of dealers across the country to bring Xylem’s Flygt pumps and mixers – used in crop irrigation, manure handling, livestock waste liquid management and biogas recovery – to agriculturalists and farmers across the U.S. “Our Flygt brand of submersible pumps, mixers and agitators have been used in the agricultural sector for the past 30 years and is renowned among farmers as a premium, reliable and efficient brand,” said Andy Fraher, director of marketing and business development with Xylem. “Through this new agreement with E&R Agri-Sales and the dealer network we are developing, we will bring this technology even closer to customers so that they can buy from a local distributor with whom they have an existing relationship.” “The distributors we will bring on board will deal exclusively with the agriculture market,” added Ron Skinner, marketing director with E&R Agri-Sales LLC. “We are interested in hearing from agricultural dealers and distributors who are keen to play a key role in this exciting new development.” For more information, visit eandrsales.com BY THE NUMBERS TONNES amount of poultry manure exported to Germany, Belgium, and France 650,000 1.3 million tonnes -amount of poultry litter produced annually in the Netherlands are made to BMC Moerdijk every day 60 MANURE DELIVERIES 600 285,000 the MWh of electricity produced by BMC Moerdijk annually 2,000 approximate number of poultry farms in the Netherlands number of Dutch farmers who supply BMC Moerdijk with poultry manure 6 MANURE MANAGER -January/February 2017
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MDA requests proposals for manure technologies
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