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Farm Power Northwest - Mixed Plug Flow Digester
Sustainable Farming Meets Green Power

Company Description:

Farm Power is a Washington and Oregon company operating at the intersection of sustainable agriculture and renewable energy. Farm Power's facilities are designed around a proven, commercialized techonology called an anaerobic manure digester that harvests methane gas from manure. Farm Power burns the methane to create electricity for sale, while sending the processed manure back to our partner farmers as an organic fertilizer now free of pathogens and odor. Along the way, Farm Power reduces greenhouse gas emissions by thousands of tons per year.

Technology Description:

Farm Power Northwest's  goal is to build manure digesters that will serve as many Pacific Northwest dairy farms as possible. Most western Washington and Oregon dairy farms are too small to build their own digesters and successfully market the products. That's where Farm Power Northwest comes in. Farm Power works with groups of dairy farmers to design regional digesters that serve multiple farms. They design the project, raise the funds to make it happen, and operate the digester to make it profitable. They do not ask for any money from farmers and they don't sell them anything.

 

 

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Farm Power Northwest

USA

(360) 424-4519

 

Technology Type

  • Anaerobic Digestion

Vendor

  • Project Developer

Product

  • Energy

Problem

  • Odor
  • Pathogens
  • GHG

Technology Strengths,Weaknesses and Critical Indicators

Anaerobic Digester technology:

  • Long usable life and can be run reliably
  • Creates energy and generates environmental credits
  • Requires proper preparation of the feedstock
  • Requires other technologies for energy utilization
  • Requires other technologies for digestate handling
  • Proper feeding & system monitoring is required to avoid system downtime
  • Proven technology for odor control, GHG reduction and pathogen reduction

Newtrient Comments/Opinions:

Anaerobic Digester technology:

  • Is proven technology for odor, GHG and pathogen reduction and energy production
  • Has a long usable life and can be run reliably
  • Require proper preparation of the feedstock
  • Usually requires other technologies for energy utilization
  • Usually requires other technologies for digestate handling
  • Proper feeding & system monitoring is required to avoid system downtime
Newtrient will continue to work with Farm Power to further refine the cost and performance information as more information comes in with new commercial dairy installations.  
Comments added 12/29/2016

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