|RCM Digester Earns Greenhouse Gas Reduction Dollars
Dennis Haubenschild, a dairy farmer in Princeton, MN, is a pioneer in the development of farm-based renewable energy. Now he opens a new door of opportunity when he collects the first payment for greenhouse gas reductions on his dairy. Haubenschild worked with Environmental Credit Corp. (ECC), a leading supplier of environmental credits to global financial markets, to create carbon credits from methane captured by the biodigester Haubenschild installed in 1999.
Methane is a potent greenhouse gas released by common methods of handling dairy manure. A biodigester enhances the collection of manure methane for productive use. In the last two and a half years, Haubenschild’s biodigester captured 525 tons of methane. Using that data, ECC certified carbon credits—equivalent to 9,587 metric tons of carbon dioxide—through the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX). CCX is the world’s first and North America’s only voluntary, legally binding rules-based greenhouse gas emissions allowance trading system.
Related Links: www.chicagoclimatex.com and www.envcc.com
Star Tribune published an article regarding the Anaerobic
Digester at the Haubenschild Dairy. Story
Merry Christmas to ALL and TO ALL a Happy New Year.
I thought I would let you know that everything is running OK - even in this below 0 temps.
I have not had any valve wear has of 10850 hours. Had Zigger come up last week to check my work and they confirmed my findings. I changed plugs this last oil change - they had 10100 hours on them, but I do not think I had to. Mobile Oil tech said I could go longer than 700 hours between oil changes-( 900-1000 hours) . I think I'm going to stay at 700 hours for now.
I'm averaging 22200 kWh per week 22.5 cf/kWh And 49.6 cf/min through the engine and guessing flaring about 10-20 cf/min.
|Gypsy Hill Farm Digester, Lancaster, PA
RCM is pleased to announce that the 18 year old Gypsy Hill Farm Digester was
cleaned out, upgraded, and returned to operation in less than 8 weeks.
The digester was not originally an RCM Digester project. RCM was selected to
provide RCM proprietary technology upgrades to the digester. RCM technology
improves operational efficiency and process stability.
The digester capacity was also increased about 20%. The digester is
operating on a mixture of hog manure and other organic wastes.
Haubenschild Dairy Digester, Princeton, MN
You might like to look at this Dairy Digester article - a bit folksy, but
nice. The author got most of the facts right.