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Waste to Energy Event — Could this work at Culver??

Check out this upcoming event in Plymouth.  A local farmer has installed a fairly large scale waste to energy system less than 10 miles from our campus.  In November there will be a tour of the facility plus an opportunity to meet with people involved in the project.  Please contact Chris Kline if you are interested in attending.

The Indiana Biomass Energy Working Group
Invites You to Learn About the
Homestead Dairy, LLC Anaerobic Digester

Plymouth, IN
November 11, 2014
8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
(Rescheduled from April postponement)

This session of the Indiana Biomass Energy Working Group, will kick off at the Christos’ Banquet Center in Plymouth, IN. Anaerobic Digestion Experts and project developers will provide information on the newly installed anaerobic digester technonolgy located at the Homestead Dairy, LLC facility followed by a tour of the digester site just south of Plymouth off U.S. 31. This unit is using waste streams from the dairy waste and other substrates with a 1.2 MW capacity of renewable electrical power to Indiana residents through NIPSCO power company.

Please RSVP by November 4th, 2014 to Chad Martin at 765-496-3964 or at martin95@purdue.edu.

This graphic illustrates the basic concept of anaerobic digestion.  Essentially, Culver could divert a substantial portion of our food  waste and perhaps manure from horses to generate methane which in turn could be used to generate electricity.

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