Wisconsin Dairy Farm Receives Grant
State Department of Administration Secretary Huebsch announced recently that BIOFermTM Energy Systems and Allen Farms have been awarded a grant to help fund a feasibility study for the “plug and play” digester EUCOlino. This project, which is also made possible by a unique partnership with the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and its Foundation, will be the first installation of this new innovative technology in the United States.
EUCOlino was especially developed for small farm applications and can be implemented at farms with a dairy herd size between 50 - 500 animals. It offers not only incredible promise for on-site environmental and energy sustainability of small-herd family dairy farming operations in Wisconsin and the US, but it also opens a doorway to an exciting new industrial development and job-growth opportunity for the state and country.
The plant will allow farms to treat manure on site which cuts down on transportation costs. The system will provide energy to offset the farm’s consumption and the by-product of the digestion process is a valuable fertilizer.
“It is exciting to see our state support a feasibility study that will examine what it takes to engrain renewable energy innovations we are helping establish in larger, on-and-off-campus digesters into a smaller farming operation like Allen Farms,” said Tom Sonnleitner, UW Oshkosh Vice Chancellor of Administrative Services.
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