Greenhouse’s Biodigester Fully Operational

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Greenhouse’s Biodigester Fully Operational

Rhiannon Hurst with the greenhouse's new biodigester.

Rhiannon Hurst with the greenhouse's new biodigester.

Rhiannon Hurst with the greenhouse's new biodigester.

Rhiannon Hurst with the greenhouse's new biodigester.

William H. Waller, Science Teacher

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Thanks to funding from Awesome Rockport, our greenhouse now has a fully operational anaerobic biodigester.  The biodigester project was begun by RHS graduate Sam Crocker and rising Sophomore Rhiannon Hurst as a renewable way to heat the greenhouse during the cold seasons.  The bladder-like contraption turns  horse manure, cafeteria scraps, and grass clippings into methane gas which then will be burned to heat the greenhouse.  The folks at Seaview Farm are generously providing high-grade manure from their grass-fed horses for the project.  Once processed by the biodigester, the manure turns into rich compost for further horticultural use.  More on this green bio-engineering project will be featured in future issues of the Twin Lights Tribune.