Greenholm Farms Generates Clean, Green Power!

Generating Clean, Green Power!

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For the last two weeks, Greenholm Farms in Embro has been powering approximately 200 homes in and around Woodstock with renewable energy produced from manure and other organic wastes. Gord and Dave Green, the owners of Greenholm Farms, have expanded their farm so that they now produce, in addition to high quality milk and field crops, clean, renewable energy for sale back to Hydro One. An anaerobic digester (or biogas system) installed at their farm is now converting their dairy manure and other organic waste streams into biogas which is used to produce electricity and heat for local homes and buildings.

PlanET is proud to be involved with the Greenholm Farms anaerobic digester project. PlanET, in conjunction with the Green family, designed, built, and commissioned the 250 kW biogas plant. Construction began in July of 2012 with excavation and construction of concrete tanks. Construction continued over the summer and into the fall. The plant was commissioned in November and December and has been generating power onto the local grid ever since Hydro One gave final permission in January. With help from PlanET’s microbiology department, Greenholm Farms will ramp up their feeding schedule to maintain full gas production and engine output.

Greenholm Farms is a multi-generational family dairy farm in Embro, ON and they have been exploring the opportunity for biogas on their farm for over four (4) years. The Greenholm Farms project generates 250 kW of continuous electricity for the local, rural electricity grid. The biogas plant is equipped to receive solid and liquid off-farm materials for digestion with the manure produced on-site. The plant will feature a PlanET 2,077 m3 anaerobic digester, a PlanET 18 m3 Dry Feeder system, a 2G biogas combined heat and power unit, a FAN solid-liquid separator, and a PlanET control system.

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Individuals interested in anaerobic digestion are welcome to contact Gregory Gray at 289-214-2651 or g.gray@planet-biogas.com or the offices of PlanET Biogas Solutions in St. Catharines, Ontario at 905-935-1969. PlanET Biogas Solutions designs, constructs and services anaerobic digestion systems which produce biogas for use in combined heat and power packages or for sale to natural gas distributors.

Totally installed electrical power of PlanET plants

141,145 kWel

CO2 reduction by installed PlanET biogas plants

590,144,182 kg CO2/a

Reasons for PlanET

  • 93% of our customers would build with PlanET again