Greenholm Farms Generates Clean, Green Power!
Generating Clean, Green Power!
For the last two weeks, Greenholm Farms in Embro has been powering approximately 200 homes in and around Woodstock with renewable energy produced from manure and other organic wastes. Gord and Dave Green, the owners of Greenholm Farms, have expanded their farm so that they now produce, in addition to high quality milk and field crops, clean, renewable energy for sale back to Hydro One. An anaerobic digester (or biogas system) installed at their farm is now converting their dairy manure and other organic waste streams into biogas which is used to produce electricity and heat for local homes and buildings.
PlanET is proud to be involved with the Greenholm Farms anaerobic digester project. PlanET, in conjunction with the Green family, designed, built, and commissioned the 250 kW biogas plant. Construction began in July of 2012 with excavation and construction of concrete tanks. Construction continued over the summer and into the fall. The plant was commissioned in November and December and has been generating power onto the local grid ever since Hydro One gave final permission in January. With help from PlanET’s microbiology department, Greenholm Farms will ramp up their feeding schedule to maintain full gas production and engine output.
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Individuals interested in anaerobic digestion are welcome to contact Greg Gray at 289-