Clean Cities: Fair Oaks Farm, Indiana
Our success story this week takes us to Fair Oaks Farms in Fair Oaks, Indiana, where things run on the power of “poo.”
Here, cow manure isn’t waste, but a valuable commodity.
Once collected, it’s put into a bio digester, where methane is harnessed.
The gas is purified, and then piped over and compressed at this fill station owned by ampcng, a u.s. department of energy national clean fleets partner.
More than enough renewable cng is produced at Fair Oaks farms to fill up a fleet of 42 milk haulers, displacing 1 ½ million gallons of diesel each year.
GRANT ZIMMERMAN: “We can reduce NOx, which is essentially smog causing pollutants, by 90% or better.”
JOHN DAVIS: The station was built with help from the greater Indiana clean cities coalition. Proving that cows can contribute much more than just milk to the long haul.