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Managing Manure for Sustainable Heat and Electricity Production(ST7288-1)

Sheland Farms

Background

Sheland Farms is a dairy with 700 mature cows, located in northern New York State. The farm milks three times per day, six hours per milking, and is planning an expansion that will increase its electric load and demand. The cold climate of the northern part of the State presents operational challenges for anaerobic digesters, which must be kept warm. Handling frozen manure is particularly problematic.

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Project Description

An anaerobic digester gas-fueled CHP system incorporating a 100 kW internal combustion engine-generator set will be constructed and operated at the farm. The recovered heat will be used to heat the digester, pre-heat the frozen manure, and dry digested solids for bedding material.

Benefits

The project will result in cost savings of over $55,000 per year to the farm, from a reduction in the purchase of energy and bedding materials. The project will also reduce odor due to land application, which is a significant benefit to the neighborhood.

Project Results

The digester and combined heat and power system are operating as designed.

Contractor

Sheland Farms
12043 County Route 79
Adams, NY 13605

Principle Investigator

Doug Shelmidine

Universities Involved

Technologies

Project Type:

On-site Power Production


Technologies Types:

Anaerobic Digester
CHP

NYSERDA Contact Information

Edward Kear
EBK@nyserda.ny.gov

Program

R&D - Mfg Tech & On-Site Pwr

Contract Details

Start Date: 1/11/2010
Project Status: Active
Contract Number: ST7288-1




Last Updated: 2/7/2011 1