A northwest Washington dairy will test whether cow manure can be economically purified into water clean enough to put into a river to help salmon.
Seattle NBC affiliate, KING-5, came to our open house demonstration at Coldstream Farms in Whatcom County to see first-hand our Farm To Fresh Water System that’s taking cow manure and turning it into clean water for NW salmon streams or drinking water on the farm.
Thanks to our friends at Darigold for their commitment to dairy sustainability and for sharing the story of our Farm To Fresh Water System, which converts cow manure into clean water.
AgInfo.net reports on how Central Washington dairyman, Dan DeRuyter, is converting his Regenis-built dairy digester to take biomethane captured from decaying cow waste on his farm and turning it into clean, renewable natural gas (RNG) for transportation fuel.
Link to Part II of the story here.
Progressive Dairyman took a look inside the Regenis Even Flow Clean Water System and shared the story with its readers in their February 25th issue.
The membrane system, which was installed on the dairy last fall, uses nano-filtration and reverse osmosis to extend membrane life to reduce operational costs as well as producing water clean enough for animals to drink or use on the farm. Not only will this system reduce lagoon storage needs, but it will allow for increased herd size without a new source of water. It’s a turnkey automated system and is fully remote.
Our Director of Research and Technology, Craig Frear, was a key instructor in the 2nd American Biogas Council (ABC) West Coast Operators Training Course. The three-day course was held in San Francisco, California from February 26-28, 2019.
Twenty-two students were taught key principles behind anaerobic digestion systems, including anaerobic digestion theory, chemistry, and math with operator focused training on digester upsets, odors mitigation, and RNG, primary separation, secondary separation and nutrient recovery operations.
Students were also treated to special tours of 3 separate digester facilities in the area—the Blue Line CNG Facility in South San Francisco; the Zero Waste Energy Facility in San Jose; and the East Bay Municipal Utility District Co-Digestion Anaerobic Digester Facility in Oakland.
Craig had a wonderful time interacting with the students, ABC staff and fellow instructors Bernie Sheff and Dan Waineo. The three facility tours were also excellent and indicative of the diverse technology, approaches, roles and outputs present within our industry.
Seattle’s NBC affiliate, KING-5 showed its viewers how Regenis is processing manure from Coldstream Farms, and returning clean water back to nature with the goal of helping the flow of local salmon streams.
We’re grateful W.Q.P. saw the need and the potential of a membrane system which can turn cow manure into water clean enough for drinking or (in this case) to be returned to local streams to help salmon runs.
KING 5 took their cameras out to Edaleen Dairy to share the story about how the anaerobic digester we built helped the dairy trap harmful methane emissions from cow waste, and turn it into clean-burning biogas for our local utility, Puget Sound Energy.