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Schrack Family Farm ProjectHB

With the help of NativeEnergy, the Schrack family installed a greenhouse gas-reducing manure digester on their farm.

Carbon Project Type: Farm Methane Power
Location: Loganton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
Volume: 39,004 metric tonnes
Capacity: 200 kW

The Schrack Dairy Farm is a twelfth-generation family farm located in Loganton, Pennsylvania. Their manure digester project began operating in late August 2006, thanks to consumer and business purchases of its lifetime renewable energy credits and greenhouse gas reductions.

Our customers’ purchases helped build the Schrack digester by providing guaranteed funds with which Schrack was able to secure additional capital needed to make the project happen.

The Schrack family’s anaerobic digester is capturing methane gas from cow manure. It is producing electricity with a 200 kW generator while recovering the waste heat to both heat the digester and reduce the use of oil-fired water heating required on the farm.

Sustainable Development Benefits

The farm’s system displaces electricity on the grid, keeping more than 610 tonnes of greenhouse gas pollution out of the air annually. It also destroys greenhouse gases that would otherwise have escaped from its manure storage lagoons—equivalent to keeping an additional 25,000 tonnes of CO2e out of the air over its first 20 years of operation. That’s like keeping 4,000 SUV’s off the road for a year.

Project Participants

This project is a collaborative effort between the Schrack family and NativeEnergy.

Validation and Verification

This project was validated using Climate Neutral Network methodologies. The project’s performance is third-party verified every other year.

Financial Additionality

This project meets NativeEnergy’s stringent additionality criteria, as our funding was necessary to the project’s implementation.