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Sustainability 2014, 6(9), 5714-5729;

Comparison of ORC Turbine and Stirling Engine to Produce Electricity from Gasified Poultry Waste

CRB, Centro di Ricerca sulle Biomasse, Via Duranti sn, 06125 Perugia, Italy
Università degli Studi di Enna "Kore" Cittadella Universitaria, 94100 Enna, Italy
These authors contributed equally to this work.
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Received: 25 June 2014 / Revised: 5 August 2014 / Accepted: 12 August 2014 / Published: 28 August 2014
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The Biomass Research Centre, section of CIRIAF, has recently developed a biomass boiler (300 kW thermal powered), fed by the poultry manure collected in a nearby livestock. All the thermal requirements of the livestock will be covered by the heat produced by gas combustion in the gasifier boiler. Within the activities carried out by the research project ENERPOLL (Energy Valorization of Poultry Manure in a Thermal Power Plant), funded by the Italian Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, this paper aims at studying an upgrade version of the existing thermal plant, investigating and analyzing the possible applications for electricity production recovering the exceeding thermal energy. A comparison of Organic Rankine Cycle turbines and Stirling engines, to produce electricity from gasified poultry waste, is proposed, evaluating technical and economic parameters, considering actual incentives on renewable produced electricity. View Full-Text
Keywords: biomass; Organic Rankine Cycle turbine; Stirling engine; gasifier biomass; Organic Rankine Cycle turbine; Stirling engine; gasifier

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Cotana, F.; Messineo, A.; Petrozzi, A.; Coccia, V.; Cavalaglio, G.; Aquino, A. Comparison of ORC Turbine and Stirling Engine to Produce Electricity from Gasified Poultry Waste. Sustainability 2014, 6, 5714-5729.

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