"Focus: Greater Bangor" piece on Stonyvale Farm's new renewable energy system. T
"Focus: Greater Bangor" piece on Stonyvale Farm's new renewable energy system. The dairy farm launched a $5.2 million anaerobic digestion system which converts manure from the farm's 1,000 milking cows into methane-rich biogas. The farm sells the excess electricity produced by the system, thus ensuring a fixed cash stream and mitigating the volatility of the dairy market. Despite the economic, environmental, and social benefits of the system, the financial challenge of digester projects has caused many of them to fail on other farms around the country. At Stonyvale, the team wants to expand the project, but will wait to see what funding options there will be in the current economic climate.
Stonyvale Farm, Renewable energy sources
Dodge, Matt, ""Focus: Greater Bangor" piece on Stonyvale Farm's new renewable energy system. T" (2012). Maine News Index – MaineBiz. 5773.
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