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Sustainable Farming Practices
Anaerobic Methane Digester
Our computer controlled anaerobic digestion system generates enough electricity to power our farm, cheese factory, and 300 area homes. It is owned by Clean Fuel Crave.
Anaerobic (oxygen-free) digestion is a biological process in which microorganisms break down organic waste in a process that ultimately produces gas, mainly methane with some carbon dioxide. This gas can be burned just like natural gas, thus generating energy. The digester helps manage our farm’s manure, it provides clean, renewable energy for the farm, and produces excess electricity, which Clear Horizons sells on the grid.
The digester reduces odor from the manure and also provides some saleable products. We use the liquid byproducts as fertilizer on our fields and the solid byproducts (dry organic matter) are used as animal bedding and in a line of organic potting soil.
For every hour that our system runs, which is every hour of every day, we generate enough electricity in an hour to power a average Wisconsin home for an entire month.
If we had to purchase diesel fuel to run our system we would need 1000 gallons of fuel per day. Our generator is powered by 100% "cow power" and in addition to the waste water from our cheese factory.
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