I just returned from the Grand Opening of an Anaerobic Digester at the Jordan Dairy Farm in Rutland, MA. The Anaerobic Digester turns cow manure and food waste into methane gas, which is then converted into electricity. The methane is the product of fermentation by anaerobic Archaea known as methanogens. If you’d like to learn more about this project, you may enjoy this video.
The event was spectacular, and the ribbon cutting was attended by Governor Deval Patrick and Congressman Jim McGovern.
The digester project is Jordan Family’s Dairy Farm and Casella Waste Management. The Chief Operating Officer of Casella, Paul Larkin, is an alumnus of Clark University. And I’m happy to report that next week, Hannah Reardon, who just graduated this month with a BA in Biology, will be joining the team as an intern this summer. I hope that we’ll continue to be able to partner with Casella to offer internships to Clark students in the future.