1 x 50 m3 FOG tank, 1 x 2 m3
pasteurizer, 1 x 200 m3 hydrolyzer
Special Considerations/ Challenges
Grid connection took about three years. The project
was built first without CHP and operated on tipping fees only.After the grid situation was
established, a CHP could be installed.
2007 Feasibility Study
2008 System Design
2009 Construction of Initial Design (6 months!)
2011 Installation of CHP
2012 Addition of Hydrolyzer
4000 tonnes / year
31 days HRT
1 MM BTU/hr
had been seeking to grow and diversify his farm operations.This had been a challenge, since the
property borders of the farmstead prevented expansion of its footprint.A digester facility offered a
solution to this dilemma.
of the CH Four digester projects at Terryland Farms and Pinehedge Farms, Mr.
Benoit was motivated to immediately engage CH Four for his venture.As the biogas system at Terryland
Farms was still under construction at that time, it was recommended to delay
the beginning of a new project until after the successful commissioning of that
Geranik Farms Biogas and Cogeneration Project became a successful owner-built
facility, whereby Mr. Benoit acted as the project manager and hired
contractors for all of the work; labor was not diverted from the farm, with
the exception of the facility’s managing role.
reached full capacity after the addition of a hydrolyzer.Furthermore, the
farm experienced significantly improved plant health and crop yield, which is
attributed to the quality of the digestate fertilizer when compared with the
previous use of commercial fertilizer.