Methane-Fuelled Milk Truck Pays Its Own Way

Can we capture the energy from manure that dairy cows produce and use it to fuel the trucks that pick up and deliver milk? The short answer is yes, but we’re not going to see bio-methane pumps around town any time soon.

RealAgriculture.com caught up with OMAFRA’s Don Hilborn at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show to talk about an on-going project that’s working to put all the different pieces of this type of bio-fuel/energy capture system together. As Hilborn says, each of the components work individually, but now we need to figure out how we put together a feasible methane-based fuel system for rural Ontario.

If you cannot see the embedded video below click here.

 

RealAgriculture News Team

A team effort of RealAgriculture's videographers and editorial staff to make sure that you have the latest in what is happening in agriculture.

Trending

More rain means more soybeans for Ontario

Ontario corn planting isn't finished, but it’s probably done. With more rain sweeping across the province – and pushing total spring accumulation to record levels in many areas – it’s unlikely that farmers will be planting corn when things dry out, says Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) corn lead Ben Rosser.…Read more »

Related

Leave a Reply