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Can-do farm installs methane-run generator

Can-do farm installs methane-run generator

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[22 July, Yvonne O’Hara, NZ Herald]

A biogas conversion project at Glenarlea Farm, Isla bank has been set-up to convert methane from dairy effluent emissions to electricity for powering the milking shed. In addition to mitigating greenhouse gas footprint, the generator saves farm owners NZD$7.11/hr that the motor is running, less $1.44/hr for maintenance costs. The farm is owned by the Fortuna Group, and the project has been overseen by consultant John Scandrett since November 2016. 

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