Farm Power Northwest Turns Manure into Power
Farm Power Northwest is building two new methane digesters in Tillamook, OR. Methane digesters are an expensive investment, but a win-win-win situation for all involved: they create methane gas to heat homes while keeping methane from releasing into the atmosphere and make manure more viable for farmers' fields. Instead of relying on farmers to invest, Farm Power Northwest will build and maintain the methane digesters and pool local farmers' cow waste.
“It’s like our own little natural gas well except we’re not taking it out of the ground,” said Daryl Maas, a co-founder of Farm Power Northwest. “We’re harvesting it from manure.”