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Wisconsin plant producing electricity with manure


October 7, 2014, Middleton, WI — A La Crosse-based health care network celebrated the completion of a $14 million project that uses cow manure to produce electricity in conjunction with the World Dairy Expo.

Gundersen Health System recently unveiled the plant at GL Dairy Biogas Farm.

Manure from more than 2,000 cows owned at three local dairy farms is sent to the plant, where it’s used to create methane and produce electricity. Gundersen then sells the electricity to Madison Gas and Electric Co., which use it to power about 2,500 homes, and byproducts, such as compost, bedding and liquid fertilizer, elsewhere. READ MORE