Helping farmers increase energy self-reliance and profitability
Norman Dewar’s Hog Farm
Norman Dewar’s hog farm uses a wood chip system to heat his 100 sow farrow-to-finish operation. His 130 kW wood chip system heats the sow barn, nursery, farrowing barn, office and storage building. It also produces enough hot water to supply a four gal/min. pressure washer as well as hot water for personal use in the barn.
: Small Farmers and Local Consumers Benefit from On-Line Order Site for Local Farm Products. Plymouth, New Hampshire
The Plymouth Area Renewable Energy Initiative (PAREI) is a local organization in
Cedar Meadow Farm
Lancaster, Pennsylvania: Tomato Farmer saves time, energy and money with no-till farming
: Hog Farm uses manure waste to produce electricity Lamar, Colorado
Colorado Pork is considered a small- to medium-sized operation with approximately 6,300 sows, producing 15-18,000 gallons of manure a day. A typical farm of this size would normally use $10,000 to $11,000 of electricity a month to handle its operations.
Colorado Swine Partners, however, uses its hog waste to produce a significant amount of the electricity used by the farm. Through its electricity generation and designed-in energy efficiencies, the farm purchases only about $3,500 worth of electricity a month.
State Line Farm & Clear Brook Farm
: Local Farmers Experiment with On-Farm Ethanol Production Shaftsbury, Vermont
With help from
An American Wind Energy (AWE) Success Story
Since 1984, Paul Burmeister has been enjoying the benefits of his 10 kW Bergey EXCEL-S wind turbine. It supplies 183,000 kWh of reliable, clean energy to his farm near
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A New York
State Energy Research and Development Authority Success Story
With a sizable grant from