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NY digester will turn methane into electricity


August 6, 2013, Canton, NY — A St. Lawrence County dairy farmer is ready to turn the switch on an anaerobic digester that will take the methane produced by manure from his cows and turn it into electricity.

In 2008, Greenwood Dairy Farm on Route 310 — which Jon R. Greenwood operates with his wife, Linda R. — was awarded a $433,564 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and a commitment from New York State Energy Research and Development Authority for $700,000 paid out over three years based on successful operation of the digester. READ MORE