World’s First Farm Fueled With Biogas From Walnut Shells
By January 9th, 2009Friday, January 9, 2009 2:21 on
Dixon Ridge Farm, situated in Sacramento, California, generates energy from vaporized walnut shells. The farm’s generator uses a technology called “flash pyrolysis” which transforms the walnut shells into biogas.
The walnut shells are burned in the BioMax generator which converts these into sufficient gas to power a 1,000 square-foot storage refrigerator.
The BioMax generator which have 50 megawatts is produced by Community Power Corp. and reduce about 45,000 dollars the farm’s energy costs. The system already operates for about a year and the farm will purchase this year to double the supply of renewable energy.
Dixon Ridge’s owner, Russ Lester, wants that his farm to reach a 100% energy autonomy in the next few years.
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