Courthouse Hill Farm Energy
In 2016, we created new company called Courthouse Hill Farm Energy and began constructing a bio-energy power plant on the farm. This plant was designed to convert organic matter into electricity through the production and processing of methane.
Upon completion of this project in
Spring of 2019, we were able to generate electricity onto the Nova Scotia power grid, enough to power 300 homes.
Organic matter from our farm along with green bin and grocery waste is collected, processed and sent to holding tanks by the plant.
The digestion chamber is fully submerged in water, making it an anaerobic (oxygen-free) environment. The anaerobic environment allows for microorganisms to break down the organic material, and convert it into bio-energy.
What is Bio-Gas?
Bio-energy is the mixture of gases produced by the breakdown of organic matter in the absence of oxygen, primarily consisting of methane and carbon dioxide. Bio-energy can be produced from raw materials such as agricultural waste, manure, municipal waste, plant material, sewage, green waste or food waste.
What is Bio-energy?