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Friday, May 24, 2013

‘GreenWhey’ turns cheese wastewater into energy and more


A new project in Turtle Lake, WI aims to use a cheese plant's wastewater to produce electricity, heat and fertilizer. Read the article at Agri-view.
By Jane Fyksen Crops Editor  
TURTLE LAKE -- A $28 million renewable energy project underway in Turtle Lake will convert cheesemaking byproducts into electricity, heat and a new fertilizer. The aim is to provide an alternative to land-spreading of cheese plant wastewater (high in organic content and phosphorus), while at the same time generate electrical power for nearby homes and businesses, while at the same time, cheaper heat for dairy plants. 
Instead of being a liability for the cheese industry, dairy wastewater will be transformed into valuable commodities, thanks to pioneers at GreenWhey Energy in Turtle Lake.
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