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This factsheet summarizes key technologies used to produce pellets from animal manures and the impact of process variables (temperature, pressure, moisture content) on the final product. The factsheet reviews key quality indices used to evaluate manure pellet quality. It also presents an overview of how scale, cost and environmental benefits, and trade-offs impact technology adoption.

A pdf version of this publication is available from The Learning Store, Division of Extension, University of Wisconsin-Madison.


Waste Management Extension Specialist and Assistant Professor
Biological & Agricultural Engineering
Associate Scientist, Biological Systems Engineering
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Associate Professor, Biological Systems Engineering
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Assistant Professorm Soil and Crop Sciences
University of Wisconsin-Platteville
Assistant Professor, Biological and Agricultural Engineering
Texas A&M University
Assistant Professor, Soil and Water Systems
University of Idaho

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Publication date: Jan. 9, 2021

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