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ME dairy using manure, food waste for power


January 21, 2013, Exeter, ME – Every day in rural Penobscot County, a large dairy farm harnesses clean-burning gas from cow manure and food waste, and generates enough electricity to power 800 homes continuously.

The process has the potential to earn the facility $800,000 a year. It also creates byproducts – animal bedding and a less-odorous fertilizer – that save the farm about $100,000 a year. The $5.5 million project could pay for itself in five years. READ MORE