Indiana duck farm sees power in waste
August 21, 2012 by The Elkhart Truth
Aug. 21, 2012 – Culver Duck Farms is considering making the move toward use of renewable energy resources a step further – it plans to use the duck parts that don’t make it to the dinner plate to help power the facility. Duck offal would be put into an anaerobic digester to produce methane, making Culver Duck one of a select group of agriculture operations nationwide using such technology.
Over the long haul, it will also cut energy costs and turn Culver Duck – which processes around 6.5 million ducks per year – into a “zero discharge plant,” meaning the facility will largely recycle, on site, all the waste and byproducts it generates, including the duck offal — blood and innards — which will help fuel three generators. READ MORE