TITLE

COW POWER

AUTHOR(S)
Blank, Michelle
PUB. DATE
May 2007
SOURCE
High Country News;5/14/2007, Vol. 39 Issue 9, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article provides information on the digesters built at Whitesides Dairy company by Intrepid Technology and Resources Inc. which would create and sell pipeline-quality natural gas in Rupert, Idaho. The digesters capture the methane released by bacteria when breaking down manure, and the methane is used to run a modified internal combustion engine that generates electricity. Thus, the electricity produced can be used on the farm and the process also kills pathogens in manure, making it a more environmentally friendly fertilizer. The founders of Whitesides Dairy saw potential in anaerobic digestion and built a prototype two digester system in 2004 and in March 2007, the company added eight more digesters to handle the manure from the 6,400 dairy cows on the farm.
ACCESSION #
25151840

 

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