TURTLE LAKE — After more than five years of planning and a few setbacks, GreenWhey Energy is open for business in Turtle Lake.
“It’s a good day,” said an emotional Tom Ludy, one of the plant’s owners, during an open house Sept. 26 in the plant’s brand-new intake bay. “It’s been a long time coming.”
Engines in the $30-million facility were fired up for the first time just a few days before the open house. Ludy said it will take about six months to fully ramp up to full production.
Eventually, GreenWhey’s two anaerobic digesters will bring in 500,000 gallons of wastewater seven days a week from area cheese plants, converting it to electricity, heat and fertilizer.
GreenWhey is the only privately owned anaerobic digester facility in the U.S. to utilize wastewater from multiple food processors.The whey-t is over: GreenWhey Energy’s vision of turning cheese plant waste into useable energy becomes reality - The Country Today: Front Page