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Project Update: Farm projects doing better than expected

Posted by The NativeEnergy Team on Aug 27, 2009
Tags: carbon projects, farm methane

Recently, NativeEnergy completed an independent assessment of the performance of its six Pennsylvania farm methane projects (Schrack Family Farm, Dovan Family Farm, Penn England Family Dairy Farm, Hillcrest Saylor Family Dairy Farm, Wanner Family Dairy Farm, and Brubaker Family Dairy Farm). The independent assessments of the six projects concluded that the projects are running at or better than expected levels, resulting in greater greenhouse gas reductions that originally projected. Several farms have increased the number of cows as part of the farm’s growth, and the digesters and associated electric generators have been performing well.

These projects process farm manure through an anaerobic digester to create methane biogas for electric generation. Manure collected at dairy farms without digesters results in the release of methane gas – a potent greenhouse gas. Digesters enable the methane to be collected and destroyed, so that it cannot be released into the atmosphere. Burning the methane power, small turbines convert the manure into a useful energy source.

NativeEnergy has an independent third party periodically confirm the production from our Help Build™ projects. This verification will occur throughout the period of time during which the project is under contract to NativeEnergy.

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