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Sri Lankan farm now generates own power

Lonach Dairy Farm in Sri Lanka, owned by Sunshine Holdings (SH), has become energy self-sufficient after completion of an on-site biogas project.

The facility uses cow dung and urine collected from on the farm to produced 100m3 of biogas a day, via a digester that SH claims to be one of the most advanced in the country.

The farm uses the generated biogas to produce 140 units of electricity which is then used to power milk storage chillers, milking machines, illuminating various buildings and grass cutters. Slurry is also a useful by-product used as compost.