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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Biodigester Ready to Work

Elmwood | by Robyn Garvey  

Marl Creek Renewables will convert manure and organics into electricity.


An Elmwood area farmer is ready to start his new biogas facility.

Carl Frook owns Marl Creek Renewables -- and his biogas facility will convert manure and organics into electricity.

Frook tells Bayshore Broadcasting News his project has been more than two years in the marking and he hopes to start generating electricity for the provincial grid in July.

Frook says his 18 hundred head of cattle will supply 75 per cent of the material needed for the bio digester.

He notes the remaining 25 per cent will come from oils, fats and grease from sources like restaurants.

Frook adds the biogas facility will run 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

He has a contract with the Ontario Power Authority for 18.9 cents per kilowatt hour.

Frook's bio digester is 1 of 30 in all of Ontario.

Brockton Council has thrown its support behind the project and has endorsed it to the Ontario Power Authority.

Mayor David Inglis calls it an exciting green energy project.



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