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A biogas recovery system using methane from dairy effluent to generate electricity and heat water was one of three finalists in the Energy Technology of the Year award in the 2017 Deloitte Energy Excellence Awards.
The Clean Green Effluent Company says its multi-award winning system leads the way in effluent technology.
The maker of the Halo effluent monitoring system says it frees up farmers’ time and ensures they stay compliant.
A farm dairy effluent system must collect all animal excreta deposited in contained areas, plus any other liquid or material coming into contact with it, says system designer Numedic.
Rod and Sandra McKinnon milk 365 cows through a 32-point rotary on 120ha (effective) at Oakstone, a few km southwest of Matamata.
Adequate storage offers flexibility for effluent application to fit around farm activities and irrigation conditions, according to DairyNZ.
Two dairy farm workers died between 2009 and 2011 while servicing pumps on pontoons floating on farm effluent ponds.
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