Submitted by: Bezirkskammer für Land- und Forstwirtschaft Radkersburg
Implemented country: Austria
Title: Utilization of corn cobs, shucks and stalks to fire a drying furnace in a corn processing plant
Corn is dried primarily with fossil fuels such as oil and natural gas. This project changes that: At the drying facility the corn kernels are separated from the cobs and other wastes via a sieve. The cobs and other wastes material are fed into the corn drying furnace. This method also saves storage space, as the farmer brings the fuel from the field, where it had previously rotted unused. The resulting ash can be applied to the fields as fertilizer. This technology protects the environment and also greatly improves the future of local farmers.