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April 6, 2011
By CNET News

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April 5, 2011, Rutland, MA
– The road up to Jordan Dairy Farm here offers a typical New England view of
rolling hills, wood-frame houses, and shade trees. Then up on a hill, there
appears a dome-capped silo, a structure that's bringing renewable energy to
agriculture.
April 5, 2011, Rutland, MA
– The road up to Jordan Dairy Farm here offers a typical New England view of
rolling hills, wood-frame houses, and shade trees. Then up on a hill, there
appears a dome-capped silo, a structure that's bringing renewable energy to
agriculture.

The silo-like building is
an anaerobic digester, one of five that will be installed at small dairy farms
here in western Massachusetts. If they perform as hoped, they will allow these
farmers to reduce their wastes and make some money in the process. They will
also recycle food residue that would normally be thrown away.

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