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Ankita Katdare
Ankita Katdare • May 1, 2012

Largest On-Farm Biogas PowerPlant Gives Renewable Energy To 1000 Homes In NY

Today marked the grand opening of the largest on-farm biogas power plant in New York state. This project called the 'Synergy Biogas LLC' is located at Synergy Dairy, a 2,000-head dairy farm in Covington, Wyoming County, southwest of Rochester. It has been designed for the processing of animal and food wastes. The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is funding the project with $1 million in incentives.

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Synergy Biogas LLC digester biogas power plant at Synergy Dairy in Covington, NY

There is a 120,000-gallon co-digester that creates biogas and it fuels a GE ecomagination-qualified, JenbacherJ420 biogas engine (supplied by Northeast Energy Systems) to generate 1.4 megawatts (MW) of renewable electricity. The project can be termed successful because it has been able to attract more than 1.14 million gallons of food waste from landfills and wastewater treatment facilities.

The project is also able to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions by about 8,500 tons of COannually, which is equivalent to the emissions done by about 1,700 automobiles. And 10,000 megawatt-hours of renewable energy will be generated per year. This is more than enough to power nearly 1,000 homes.

This move is going to give a significant boost to the state’s renewable energy production and sustainability efforts.

Via: GE

 

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