Edaleen Dairy Digester

Posted by David Dean on 3/19/2014

Sustainable Engineering students and the Welding Academy visited Edaleen Dairy. This dairy farm with 1600 cows collects all the manure. The waist includes significant methane which is 21 times more of a greenhouse gas than CO2. The end result of this is that the farm produces enough energy to supply 400 homes per year. This project is in "our backyard".  The cost of the project is $3.5M with a output of 750KW with a supply that is 24/7/365. Methane capture projects are being developed all over the world in various forms. Human waist, food scraps, coal mines are but some of the installations our students have been learning about.