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MA digester to put manure, food waste to work

May 17, 2016  by The Recorder

May 17, 2016, Deerfield, MA — Manure happens.

After trying for more than seven years, Bar-Way Farm is installing a system to turn the 25 tons of manure its 500 Holstein cows produce daily into electricity, heat and fertilizer.

The $4 million methane digester being built at the fourth-generation Mill Village Road farm will not only make the operation more economically viable, says Peter Melnick, a partner in the farm, but will also help the state’s nearly year-old commercial food waste ban by providing a receptacle for organic material from supermarkets, restaurants and manufacturers. READ MORE


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