Modern Farming: How Ottawa Valley agriculture is evolving to grow and prosper

Modern Farming: How Ottawa Valley agriculture is evolving to grow and prosper

(Theme 2 – Energy, Theme 7 – Waste)

Organization: Terryland Farms – Your Organic Energy Potential Realized

Timeline for Completion: Started 2008 Ongoing


Biogas technology uses a biological process to produce a combustible gas from the decomposition of organic waste in an anaerobic setting. The gas, known as biogas, contains roughly 60% methane and 40% carbon dioxide and can be converted to provide usable energy: gas, electricity and heat.

Terryland Farms, located in St. Eugene, Ontario was one if the first to obtain a contract under the Ontario Feed-in Tariff (FiT) program.

The actual project development time from first contact to system start-up was 2 years; the system was completed and commissioned in 2008.

Since then, Terryland Farms increased the co-gen from 180 kW continuous to 360 kW continuous of electrical production and has been able to take full advantage of the heat he produces: after heating his barn and milking parlor, there is enough excess heat to also heat the family swimming pool.

Terryland Farms has been able to realize additional cost savings by using the liquid phase of the effluent as fertilizer and separating the solids from the digestate for bedding.

It is estimated that 15 farms throughout eastern Ontario are now converting biogas into electricity and sending it to the grid.




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Project entered on: October 27, 2018 at 12:44 pm

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