Chandala Poultry, Gingin, Western Australia produce approx. 1.7 million birds for the Australian poultry meat industry per year. Four sheds are run in rotation and every 6-7 weeks the sheds are emptied producing approx. 3000 tonnes of chicken litter per year.
Currently the poultry waste is stockpiled, composted and transported to nearby farms where it is used as a fertiliser. This process attracts flies, produces odors and releases greenhouse gases, it also does not capture the energy content of the waste or realizes the full value of the product.