Fepro Farm in Cobden, was the first biogas farm in Ontario and has been operating for six years. It is a dairy farm run by Paul and Fritz Klaesi and sons, with 300 head of cattle, including 142 milking cows. The farm also has 350 acres of corn, 70 acres of small grain and 210 acres of alfalfa. The farm originally has a samll digester coupled to a 50kW generator, but has since expanded to a 2500 m3 digester and 500 kW generator. The digester is fed with a mixture of manure and off-farm wastes. apart from generating electricity for sale to the grid, the heat from the engine is used to heat the farmhouses and a corn dryer.
Terryland Farm in St Eugene. It is a dairy farm with 280 head of cattle, including 140 milking cows, and also 550 acres cropping corn, barley, soya and alfalfa. In 2006, Terryland Farms installed a 1000 m3 biodigester, designed by CH4 Biogas. The digester is fed with manure and off farm material, and runs two 180 kW generators.
Ledgecroft Farm is a dairy farm located in Seeley’s Bay with 500 head of cattle, including 225 milking cows, and cropping 1,100 acres of high moisture corn and forages (alfalfa, corn). Ledgecroft Farm installed a 1,500 m3 digester, designed by PlanET Biogas in 2009. The digester is fed with manure and off farm material, and runs one 499 kW generator.
Seacliff Energy in Leamington Ontario is currently in phase 1 of its Anaerobic Digester (AD). A 1.6 MW Toromont Cat genset will provide electricity to the grid and thermal power to the adjacent 6.5 acre organic tomato greenhouse plant (Pelee Hydroponics). Phase 2, planned for 2012 will double the elecrical output to 3.2 MW. BioEn delivered the AD design through Agrinz of Austria to use a wide range of agricultural based inputs.