A Unique Digester Technology
Increases Gas Output and Capture
January 15, 2009 --- Pro-Act, a
biotech company with a focus on environmental systems for the dairy
industry, has filed several patents for its digester technology
designed to work with manure water from dairies with flush barns.
“Digester technology is very important now, inside and out of the
dairy industry,” explains Bill Campion, president of Pro-Act
Biotech. “The CAFOs, are coming under increasing pressure to comply
with environmental regulations. Anaerobic digesters solve many of
those problems so farmers can now benefit from technology that
significantly eases their impact on the environment. It allows them
to collect carbon and green credits as well as make electricity and
hot water for the farm. The rest of us benefit from a cleaner
Pro-Act’s biogas digester technology for flush dairies is more
economical and easier to operate and maintain than what is currently
available to these farms. In addition, preliminary testing shows
that the Pro-Act technology can increase gas output, allowing farms
to capture more of the gas.
Pro-Act is also licensing their technology for use with other
conventional digesters. Their system will work in conjunction with a
conventional digester, increasing its gas output and the farm’s
opportunity to earn carbon credits and/or produce electricity.
“Without Pro-Act’s unique technology for flush dairies they would
not have an opportunity to decrease their emissions, benefit from
carbon credits and tap into that source of power,” Campion explains.
In addition to the flush dairy design, Pro-Act has also developed an
economical digester system for smaller farms.
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