Experience

One happy farmer! Dan Woodger of Rockwood Farm in Granville, Massachusetts.
Pictured with his 480 kW system launched in 2019. Backstory below.

 

Agricultural Digesters has been involved in various ways with the following biogas systems and projects:

Sales Only
480 kW Rockwood Farm, Granville Massachusetts, USA
360 kW Luther Belden Farm, Hatfield, Massachusetts, USA
550 kW Fort Hill Farm, Thompson, Connecticut, USA
450 kW Hytone Farm, Coventry, Connecticut, USA

Current Development
150 kW Sutton, Vermont, USA
150 kW Franklin, Vermont, USA
170 kW Grand Isle, Vermont, USA
150 kW Stowe, Vermont, USA
150 kW South Hero, Vermont, USA
190 kW Fairfield, Vermont, USA
150 kW Fairfield, Vermont, USA (2)
150 kW Alburgh, Vermont, USA
150 kW Addison, Vermont, USA
190 kW Sheldon, Vermont, USA

Consultant
650 kW Amman, Jordan

Step by step history of a digester near the Massachusetts/Connecticut border:

Step 1 – After meeting Dan Woodger (left) a few years ago, Jim Muir invited him to a presentation by a specialist from Pennsylvania (far right) about benefits of spreading liquid digestate on fields.

 

Step 2 – At the request of Rockwood Farm, Muir identified a project developer (right) to obtain food waste to co-digest with the farm’s manure. The drop-off or “tipping” fees from haulers make larger biogas facilities in southern New England financially viable.

Step 3 – In-ground digester tank by RCM Digesters under construction at Rockwood farm.

Step 4 – Dan Woodger in front of his digester which now co-digests the manure of 400 adult cows with liquid food waste. The structure being built to the right will house a “de-packager” to process more varied waste and provide higher tipping fees to the farm.

Meeting of southern New England farmers we organized that included the Connecticut EPA, a generator set provider and representatives of five interested dairy farms. We heard from Jedd Moncavage of TeamAG (far right), who traveled from Lancaster County, PA  to share his experience with digested manure solids at the ten dairy farms he services (here is a video link with more on this subject). Today, three of these farms have operating digesters, another has a digester under development, and the fifth will truck his manure to one of these projects for digesting.