On Nov. 16, Larson Dairy Farms in Okeechobee and Brightmark, a global waste solutions provider, hosted a ribbon cutting to celebrate their partnership on a renewable gas project that will reduce the environmental impact of dairy manure and improve odor and nutrient management practices.
Through the installation of methane anaerobic methane digesters, biomass is turned into a renewable energy source. The project will sequester carbon equivalent to planting a million trees over a ten year period.
Anaerobic digesters serve as large-scale storage tanks for cow manure that ‘digest’ all the organic materials and capture gas that is then used for cooking, transportation or electricity. To learn more about how Larson Dairy is turning farm waste into energy,.