INTRODUCING RUTLAND, MASSACHUSETTS: ecoFARMsystem 550

Address: 51 Muschopauge, Rutland, MA 01543

The Rutland, MA project uses proven, advanced anaerobic digestion technology to recycle energy from organic waste. Anaerobic digestion is a natural process where microorganisms break down organic waste materials (biomass) in the absence of oxygen. The design of quasar’s Rutland system has been approved by the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).

AGreen: 5 Farm Digesters in Massachusetts

The AGreen Energy, LLC (AGE) venture involves the installation of five anaerobic digesters on small dairy farms (250 - 400 animals) in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. These digesters will be supplied with a mixture of dairy manure from the host farm and liquid source separated organics provided by Casella Waste Systems through their wholly owned company New England Organics. The AGE projects will be designed, built and monitored by quasar.

The first of the five projects is under construction on Jordan Dairy Farm in Rutland, MA. The biogas will be used to produce electricity and heat for farm operations and electricity for sale to the utility grid. Anaerobic digestion projects contribute to accomplishing USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack’s goal to convert animal manure into renewable energy and reduce agricultural greenhouse gas emissions 25% by 2020.

Download the Rutland Project Profile:

System Description: Renewable Energy:
System Capacity: 550,000 gallon Annual Electricity: 2,280 MWh
Incoming Biomass Storage: 3 days (approx.)
Normal Digestion Time: 28 days (approx.)
Annual Inputs: 15,148 wet tons
Environmental Benefits:
Reduced Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Nutrient Management
Offsets Fossil Fuel Use
Manufactures Organic Fertilizer

 

   
     
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