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Farm Power Misty Meadow Dairy, Tillamook

Estimated annual generation: 5.7 million kWh

Farm Power, a biogas energy project developer in the Pacific Northwest, brought its second biopower project to Oregon, located at the Misty Meadow Dairy. The project collects dairy waste from about 2,500 cows and processes the material in a plug-flow anaerobic digester. Inside the million-gallon digester tank, bacteria digest the heated dairy waste and produce biogas, which fuels a 750-kilowatt co-generation engine that produces electricity.

The co-generation engine produces approximately 5.7 million kWh of electricity annually, enough to power more than 500 average Oregon homes for a year. Energy Trust provided $1 million in cash incentives to support the anaerobic digestion project.

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