[ Large Centennial Farm ]
- Improve Economic Viability of the Farm.
- Reduction of Energy Usage.
- Reduction of Manure Disposal Costs.
- Selling Electricity to the Power Grid.
- Improve the Farm’s Environmental and Community Profile.
- Reduce Odor Emissions.
The farm generates several thousand gallons of manure daily, resulting in a very high daily organic loading to the digester of chemical oxygen demand (COD), and high running energy costs.
- Improve the economic viability of the farm by reducing energy usage and manure disposal costs, and by selling excess electricity to the power grid.
- Improve the farm’s environmental stewardship and community relations by reducing odor emission.
- Facilitate farm growth without increasing the environmental and social liabilities created by additional manure generation.
- A detailed assessment of the farm’s operations, manure collection and storage practices on site.
- The completion of laboratory studies and a pilot-scale treatability study at EMG’s laboratory facilities to obtain design parameters for the full-scale digester system.
- Obtaining all required state and local permits for system construction and operation.
- The fabrication & installation of the full-scale digester system.
- Dual high-rate digester units (later expanded to add third digester) for removal of organic materials and biogas generation.
- A biogas capture and electricity generation system.
- Enhanced Company Standing in The Local Community.
- Production of Clean Renewable Energy.
- Elimination of odor emission from the farm.
- Extensive generation of biogas for the generator unit.
- Reduction of operating costs by generating electricity onsite.
- Elimination of costs related to purchasing of bedding.
- Providing a new source of revenue from excess bedding sales.
- Enhancement of the Farm’s standing within the local community as an environmentally responsible business that is committed to sustainability and clean renewable energy production.