Cargill generates sustainable electricity

In Idaho, US, agribusiness giant Cargill’s second biogas project is up and running at the Bettencourt Dairy B6 farm in Jerome.
Using anaerobic digestion (AD), the manure from the farm’s 6,000 cows is turned into methane, which is then burned in generators to create electricity.
Cargill’s biogas project is producing enough renewable methane to generate electricity for approximately 1,100 homes.
This is Cargill’s third venture into dairy cow biogas in Idaho after the US EPA has been urging the agricultural sector to assume more biogas technology in order to lessen greenhouse gas emissions.
Recycling the manure will also help curb damage to the environment that arises from excess waste.

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