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From CleanTechnica, from December 2019, about the Straus Creamery biogas digester and generator.

The methane is captured in a covered waste pool. Manure from the farm is collected in the pool, and the pool is sealed to capture methane. An 80 kW generator burns the methane to generate renewable electricity.

80 kw = 0.08 MW. This is much smaller than the 250 MW plant, earlier claimed.


From Fast Company, from August 2020...

Since 2004, Straus Family Creamery has been using bio “digesters” to convert methane produced from manure into biogas, which fuels an on-farm generator cranking out 350,000 kilowatt-hours of certified renewable electricity annually—enough for him to sell the excess back to the local utility.

350,000 kwh per year is what an 80 kw generator would produce, operating at a 50% capacity factor, which sounds about right.

As I suspected, it looks like the electric generator is more in the kilowatt range, not the megawatt range.

- Pete
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