August 9, 2012
Twin Birch dairy farm milks 1,100 cows three times a day seven days a week. Using biogas technology to collect methane from the collected cow manure, the farm's new generator creates 125 kilowatts of electricity per hour, or enough to power 170 homes.
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Twin Birch dairy farm finalizes biogas generator system
Twin Birch Dairy Farm in Skaneateles has been a model New York state farm with state-of-the-art technology and a high priority on environmental stewardship for more than a decade. Recently, owner Dirk Young added a new benchmark for his business by adding a methane-powered generator, thereby making Twin Birch a totally self-sustaining farm from corn to cow to manure to electricity. This latest achievement — one of only two in the Syracuse region — will be celebrated later this month by state officials