“Farm to Fuel” Grants Program Winners
Project Title: Bioenergy and Agricultural Products from Animal Waste
Proposer: Sigarca Inc.
Contact Person: Dr. Jose Sifontes, (352) 871-1711
Project Location: Ocala, Florida
Grant Funds Awarded: $499,500
Cost Share: $1,039,050
This is a research and demonstration project that will build a 3,000-square-foot bioenergy demonstration plant on the grounds of the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion in Ocala, Florida. Working with the University of Florida and other partners, the company will use its patented dry fermentation process to process horse waste into renewable energy and other agricultural products, including organic soil and soil tonic. The project’s objectives are to demonstrate the potential to convert animal waste to bioenergy and other useful agricultural products while at the same time offering Florida’s animal industry a productive, easy to operate and environmentally superior method to dispose of animal waste.