This project offers dairy farmers a low cost approach to anaerobic digestion. The average dairy farmer milking less than 100 head can produce between 1500 and 2300 cubic feet of gas per day. Using this biomethane to fuel boilers, furnaces and gas fired chillers, Angus Power can help lower high energy bills while executing a sound nutrient management practice.
Managing manure via digestion is a well-established practice in Europe and gaining traction in Canada. There are 20 or 30 digesters in various stages of development in Ontario. For most of these, the biogas fuels a gas-engine-driven generator. The resulting power is sold to the local utility on a long term basis.
With a capital cost of less than $250k and annual energy savings of over $25K, the payback is comparable to other farm capital expenses. The Angus Dairy Digester System is engineered with a zero maintenance philosophy. We are currently looking for early stage development sites with a view to offering the first systems on a lease-to-own basis. If you are interested in taking part, please contact Angus Power for more information.*