Road Trip with American Farmers to Canada

We picked up farmers planning PlanET digesters in Vermont for a two day trip to Canada. After somehow managing to cross the international border twice (a long story!) we visited two Canadian farms with successful PlanET systems. As pictured above, there was plenty to talk about. Even though America borders on Canada, the two countries have different approaches to dairy farming. Currently the Canadian farmers benefit more.

After lots of driving it was back to the hotel for dinner, some “adult beverages” and a good night’s sleep before heading home. This time with just a single border crossing!

Should you be interested in exploring a biogas solution, MMS is affiliated with one of the world’s most successful (450 installations) anaerobic digester manufacturers, PlanET Biogas.

This Canadian digester facility was expanding to almost 1 mw. It has access to large quantities of city food waste that can be co-digested with manure.
Relaxing after a long day, (from left) Bodo Mueller and Christie Ings of PlanET, Dwight and Ryan Bullis and Ron Machia. Every state and country has different renewable incentives. Rather than adding a variety of food waste, farm digesters in Vermont are straight forward and less maintenance intense. They typically fill their digester tanks with 90% manure.