Dairies Look to Turn Cow Manure Into Fuel (10/22/12)
Fair Oaks dairy farm is now turning extra manure into fuel for its delivery trucks, powering 42 tractor-trailers that make daily runs to raw milk processing plants in Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee.
A new $13.5 million manure digester system planned for two large dairies near Sunnyside, WA could provide an innovative model for the production of renewable natural gas.
Turning cow manure into electricity was once a very profitable and innovative business. Now with the electricity market dwindling, dairy farmers like Dan DeRuyter are partnering with Promus Energy to turn waste into multiple sources of revenue.
Capital Press - 12/7/12
New York Times - 3/27/13
Fair Oaks Dairy is using RNG to fuel its milk trucks in a three-state area.