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Dickinson Farm Alternative Energy Education, Dickinson College Farm, Cumberland County

Dickinson College Farm | Dickinson Farm Alternative Energy Education | $5,871

Dickinson Farm Alternative Energy Education- Creating an educational pavilion to showcase the work Dickinson is doing in improving environmental quality and agricultural viability through a waste-to-energy system. Manure from 150 dairy cattle will be combined in an anaerobic digester with 1-2 tons per day of food waste from Dickinson College, Project SHARE food bank, Molly Pitcher Brewing Company, Carlisle schools and other local sources. This project will also generate 200-300,000 kWh per year of renewable electricity valued at ~$20,000, increasing farm profitability while reducing air pollution and landfill loading.