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Lynden’s Vander Haak Dairy awarded

Jun 1st, 2014 | Category: Farms, News

LYNDEN – A Lynden dairy farm has received national recognition for its anaerobic digestion system, the first of its kind in Washington state. Vander Haak was awarded the “Outstanding Achievement in Renewable Energy” award during the 3rd annual U.S. Dairy Sustainability Awards sponsored by the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy. The system turns manure into power; the electricity goes directly to Puget Sound Energy’s power grid, which can power approximately 400 homes each year. The Vander Haak digester system uses both cow manure and food waste. For more information about farms using anaerobic digesters in Washington and Oregon, see www.farmpower.com.

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