Released February 25, 2009
MADISON, Wis. – While the idea of on-farm manure digesters and energy production on American farms is a fairly new trend, anaerobic digestion and manure digesters are not new concepts. In Europe, manure digesters have been used on farms for years and are quite popular on farms of any size.
Manfred Faatz, managing director of EBA - GmdH in Triesdorf Germany, has operated a biogas plant on his own 120 cow dairy farm in Germany for nine years. He also conducts training workshops for farmers and industry on biogas production. His workshops include appropriate technology usage, maximizing biogas production, and the economics of production.
Faatz is scheduled to speak at the Midwest Manure Summit in March. His presentation will focus on the development of the biogas industry in agriculture in Germany. He will provide an overview of technology that is being used in Germany to handle manure for biogas production, the direction the industry is taking, and how the United States could possibly use this model.
To hear Faatz’s presentation and learn more about manure digesters and other manure storage and handling techniques, make plans to attend the 2009 Midwest Manure Summit March 24 and 25 at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin. This two day event features some of the best university and industry manure experts from around the world.
For more information or to register, please visit our website, http://www.midwestmanure.com or contact the conference coordinators Paul Dyk at 920-929-3170 or Mark Hagedorn at 920-391-4612. This event is hosted by University of Wisconsin-Extension and the UW-Extension Dairy Team.
Contact: Paul Dyk, (920) 929-3170