Ellinbank Dairy cows could power 60 homes

Ellinbank Dairy cows could power 60 homes

At Ellinbank Dairy Research Farm, Victorian DPI researchers showed that the 440-cow Ellinbank farm could create 42,000 litres of methane per day (enough to power 60 homes). The 6-week pilot treated a total of 53,000 litres of manure in a digester that used anaerobic bacteria to produce methane, water and other nutrients.

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Read more: Integrated Biodigester/Algae System – Ellinbank Dairy Research Farm – Bioenergy Victoria (scroll down)