VIDEO – Electricity from Excrement – Biogas System at Delft Blue Veal Farms
By Anthony Capkun
While at the Ontario Electrical League conference (May 2011), EBMag’s editor, Anthony Capkun, signed up for a tour of Delft Blue Veal Farms in Cambridge to learn more about the farm’s anaerobic digester, which takes in over 17 MILLION litres of manure and turns it into electricity.
Delft Blue says biogas operations have “a predictable impact on consistent power generation, a positive impact on carbon and greenhouse gas emission and, most importantly, their by-products can be used as organic land nutrients. Neither wind or solar eliminate methane and provide additional green by-products. Each new biogas plant creates approximately $1,400,000 worth of jobs in its phase construction alone”.