September 4, 2020

Dairy Digester sets up Fort Hill Farms for the future

A Connecticut dairy farm and a Pennsylvania energy firm have partnered in a project to promote renewable energy and sustainability. This spring, Fort Hill Farms of Thompson, CT, and Ag-Grid Energy of Kennett Square, PA, joined together to form the dairy digester Fort Hill Ag-Grid LLC. The ag-grid project’s goal is to complete and begin operation of an anaerobic digester at the farm’s Connecticut location by year’s end. [...]
July 1, 2020

Leading Women break ground on Connecticut’s first renewable electricity dairy digester

As a young, female farm owner of Fort Hill Farms, Kies Orr is used to breaking new ground. In that way, she and Rashi Akki, CEO of Ag-Grid Energy, have more than a little in common. As a result, to many, it’s no surprise that these two leading women and the teams they’ve built have broken new ground this month in Connecticut. Construction has now commenced at Fort Hill farms to build a biogas system that will recycle food waste and manure, into renewable energy and soil products.[...]
June 1, 2020

Connecticut Department of Agriculture Awards Nearly $548,000 to Farm Transition Grant Applicants

Hytone Farms received a grant from CT Transition Grant to develop their digester project with Ag-Grid Energy. Ag-Grid Energy is excited to see progress in Hytone Farm Digester development with the support from Connecticut Department of Agriculture. Thank you Commissioner Hulburt and the entire CT Dept of Ag team. [...]
November 5, 2019

New Anaerobic Digestion and Depackaging Facility to Accept Commercial Food Waste – RecyclingWorks Massachusetts

Mass Live recently published an article on the opening of a new anaerobic digestion and depackaging facility in Granville. The facility, which is located on the family-owned Rockwood Farm and was developed by Ag-Grid Energy, will process enough food waste to generate 3.5 million kilowatt hours of electricity per year. The project received outside grant funding, including $500,000 from the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, $250,000 from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental […]
November 5, 2019

Finalists Announced: The Best Biogas Projects of 2019

2019 Project of the Year Finalists Named ABC Biogas Industry Awards and Dinner | October 29 We are excited to announce this year’s finalists for the 2019 ABC Biogas Industry Awards. This year, we received many nominations for great anaerobic digestion and landfill projects across the country and these are the finalists from which top winners will be announced on Tuesday, October 29. Each project offers a unique example of how […]
October 9, 2019

Save the farm, save the environment: Granville farm unveils digester that generates power from manure and food waste

GRANVILLE — Rockwood Farm  has 600 cows and one 800,000-gallon stomach. The “stomach,” an 18-foot-deep tank of cow manure and food waste slurry, is really an anaerobic digester. Inside, natural microorganisms from the cow’s digestive tract grow in waste heated to 100 degrees, or about the same temperature as the inside of a cow. The microbes make carbon dioxide and methane, gases that can be heard bubbling away beneath the crusty […]
December 21, 2018

Cow Power

Time is running out to take advantage of local, sustainable Cow Power. Save your town money while supporting dairy farmers. Save money by partnering with Western Massachusetts dairy farms. We supply towns and schools with low cost green power and support local agriculture. It’s called Hampshire Cow Power. Hampshire Cow Power is a program of HCG’s Hampshire Renewables, where participating municipal buildings receive a 15% discount on net metering credits […]
November 16, 2018

Thompson Farm Gets $244k REAP Grant For Digester

A $244,000 USDA Rural Energy for America Program grant has been awarded to Fort Hill Farm AG-Grid LLC. The announcement followed a visit to Fort Hill Farms by US Sen. Richard Blumenthal on Oct. 30. The grant will be used for the purchase and installation of a 450kW anaerobic digester. The 850,000 gallon digester will process manure and food waste into biofuel to be converted into electricity. The project is […]


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