Lent Hill Dairy Farm
Lent Hill Ag-Grid is Ag-Grid’s first dairy digester project in the State of New York. Lent Hill Dairy Farm is an environmentally conscious and technology-forward operation. It has been honored for taking proactive steps to cut water pollution and use green farming techniques. A monitor on each cow reports how much milk it produces and if it is getting sick.
Ag-Grid Energy partnered with Lent Hill Dairy Farm to form the special-purpose company Lent Hill Ag-Grid LLC (LHAG), which owns and operates an anaerobic digester and combined heat and power (CHP) system.
The farm is owned and operated by Paul Wolcott. A graduate of Cornell University, Paul has promoted best farming practices and renewable energy while installing 13 windmills and an anaerobic digester.
- FOOD WASTE – The digester recycles 20,000 tons of food waste per year.
- MANURE – The digester recycles cow manure.
- ENERGY – The digester’s 1.6 MW engine generate 13 million kW hours of electricity per year of clean, renewable energy.
About the Farm
The farm has 4,000 cows. In addition to generating electricity from the digester, the farm also generates electricity and income from 13 windmills located on the property.
Impact on the Community and the Environment
Lent Hill Ag-Grid will sell renewable electricity to local businesses to help offset electricity prices and meet renewable energy goals. The project also will provide local food producers with a trusted disposal site for recycling waste.
The renewable electricity from this project will help support nearly 2,000 electric vehicles on the road and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from those vehicles.