Farm owner Randy Jordan in a barn that houses his dairy cows, which produce 10,000 gallons of manure a day. Most digesters on farms have failed in the past, but he and other investors hope they have a better model. The digester will be operated by New England Organics, a division of Casella Waste Systems, a hauler and recycling company. Also, this farm will supplement its farm waste with liquid food waste from food processors, restaurants, and eventually grocery stores. Many digesters were meant as ways to deal with manure, but these anaerobic digesters will produce power as well, creating a revenue stream.
April 4, 2011 4:00 AM PDT
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