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Penn England Farm Project

NativeEnergy helped fund a manure digester on the 700-cow Penn England Farm.

Carbon Project Type: Farm Methane Power
Location: Williamsburg, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
Year: 2006
Volume: 38,079 metric tons
Capacity: 160 kW

Following our success with manure digester projects on the Schrack and Dovan family farms, Fred and Cindy England ramped up a manure digester on their 700-cow family dairy farm in Williamsburg, Pennsylvania, with upfront funding from NativeEnergy.

Their digester powers a 160 kW generator and displaces onsite fossil fuel use and emissions of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas.

All but four farm workers are related family members. Penn England is a member of the Professional Dairy Managers of Pennsylvania, and the farm is known for its environmental practices. The Englands have been involved in Pennsylvania dairy farming for more than 100 years.

Sustainable Development Benefits

Environmental Benefits

  • Displaces polluting local grid-based electricity with renewable energy
  • Reduces 38,079 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions
  • Reduces the farm’s nutrient runoff, odor, and pathogens
  • Creates safer organic fertilizer to apply to the fields

Social Benefits

  • Reduces energy and nutrient management costs for the farm
  • Preserves open space, local agriculture, and the traditional community

Project Participants

The project is a collaborative effort between the Penn England Farm and NativeEnergy.

Validation and Verification

This project was validated using Climate Neutral Network methodologies. The project’s performance is third-party verified bi-annually.

Financial Additionality

This project meets NativeEnergy’s stringent additionality criteria, as our funding was necessary to the project’s implementation.