AG-ENVIRON-TECH, LLC (AET) EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
AET was chartered in Ohio on June 20, 2007 to profitably solve the increasing environmental problem of how to dispose of the billion tons of animal waste created by the U.S. dairy, poultry, hog and beef feedlot industries. AET will help accomplish this objective while producing three key environmentally sustainable products.
The waste -to-energy conversion system we have developed, and plan to patent and license nationally, will be owned and maintained by Ag- Environ-Tech, LLC (AET) and monitored by Norton Engineering, LLC of Dayton, Ohio. It will convert animal manure and other waste materials into valuable by- products that we will market. These products include pelletized fuel, animal bedding and compost along with other elements removed in our waste-to-energy conversion process.
AET has experienced in manufacturing solid fuel and livestock bedding products from dairy waste, giving AET a real, sustainable, competitive advantage over others attempting to develop a profitable animal waste-to-energy conversion system. To the best of our knowledge, no other company has developed a complete, affordable and profitable animal waste-to-energy conversion system that also brings US agricultural industries into compliance with State and Federal Environmental Protection Agency standards. Our first system will be installed in Darke County, Ohio, which has Ohio’s second largest farm animal population.
The environmental benefits of processing animal manure into fuel include cleaner air and water. Some dairies, egg producers and beef feedlots get rid of manure by sluicing it off to lagoons which produce methane gas that escapes into the air.
Methane gas has a global warming effect that is 21 times that of carbon dioxide, so by using the methane gas we generate for energy production in our waste conversion process we significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Because manure that is used in our process is not washed off land surfaces by rain and irrigation into local rivers and streams, the local watershed is protected.
In addition to creating unpleasant odors, pathogens in manure can make water unsafe to drink or to use for recreation.