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September 25, 2019

Wisconsin opens first manure-to-energy site

DTE Biomass Energy has opened its first, and the state of Wisconsin’s first, combined dairy renewable natural gas processing and interstate injection facility.

Ag startup finalists announced for Manure Innovation Challenge

The Yield Lab Institute, an agrifood tech entrepreneurship support organization, announced the finalists for its Manure Innovation Challenge. The Institute will work with the eight chosen companies to help bring their manure solutions to market.

Cow manure used to power 1,600 homes

At Barstow’s Longview Farm in Hadley, MA, enough electricity is generated from their anaerobic digester that is fed cow manure and food waste to power over 1,000 homes.

Featured articles 
Windrow composting

Considering windrow composting

A new study demonstrates that composting may be a valuable tool for controlling runoff. Wisconsin researchers compared phosphorus runoff losses between two systems: losses following compost application to cropped fields and expected losses from applying manure directly to the fields without composting. » Read more...
European technology

Better recycling can improve the use of manure application technology

Ontario sustainability specialist Christine Brown asked a few custom applicators what was holding them back from using European technology. Their response? Litter in manure storages. Some custom applicators won’t update to macerators, which can’t chop up debris, because the time and labor lost to plug-ups and clean-outs is too risky. » Read more...
John Deere

World Dairy Summit

Sept. 23-26
Location: Istanbul, Turkey
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Digester Operator Training

Oct. 1-3
Location: North Andover, MA
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BioCycle REFOR19

Oct. 28-Nov. 1
Location: Madison, WI
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