Farmers pay only a quarter of the CFA60,000 ($116,000) cost of a manure digester
, while the Ministry of Agriculture and the Heifer International organisation pay the balance.
The manure digester
is already in place and at work, and an official ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for May 31.
Whatcom County's second manure digester
broke ground June 28 at 842i Bob Hall Road in Lynden.
Joseph Gallo Farms, an award-winning leader in environmentally compatible farming, is especially proud of the many environmental benefits of this manure digester
The Project, in partnership with Genex Cooperative, a beef and dairy services co-op, was looking to develop a manure digester
that would be feasible for use by small and medium dairies.
It will also be used in a drying process that is part of a livestock manure digester
plant which processes biogas and fertiliser material.
to provide clean, renewable manure digester
biogas to power today's inaugural celebration of Gov.
Between its creation in 1993 and 2010, more than 160 manure digester
projects have been installed in the United States with the AgSTAR program's assistance.
The manure digester
apparently would be only the second in Lane County.
Last summer, Daryl and Kevin Maas, owners of Skagit-based Farm Power Northwest, contacted our office with the idea to work with some of Whatcom County's dairy farms to develop an energy-producing manure digester
During the energy crisis in the 1970s, researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences operated an experimental manure digester
For 2008, Rackspace will support two new renewable projects: the Penn England Family Dairy Waste to Energy Project, which will help ramp up a manure digester
on this 700 cow dairy farm that displaces onsite fossil fuel use and emissions of methane, and the Farmer Owned Distributed Small Scale Wind Project in Minnesota, which supports the sale and installation of German-designed 40 kW Aeroman wind turbines that are remanufactured and customized for Midwest conditions.