Their tractors on area fields are easily seen, but some of the most unique work being done at Kinnard Farms is underneath four new domes. The Casco operation finished work on their renewable natural gas digester earlier this spring and has been at full production for approximately 10 days. The system captures methane from cow manure, refines it, and ships it out to natural gas markets in California. Owner Lee Kinnard says the process has been fascinating from the very beginning.
In partnership with Kewaunee Renewable Energy, the digester will be able to produce enough renewable natural gas to provide for the needs of close to 2,500 households.