Environment
3:17 pm
Fri August 1, 2014

Michigan farms turn waste to wattage

Few sights on the American landscape are as iconic as an old-fashioned farm windmill. From the era of Civil War through today, they harnessed the wind to pump water and run machinery. Today, farmers have other means of generating power.

Four farms in Michigan have just been selected by Consumers Energy to produce electricity using anaerobic digesters. The closest one in mid-Michigan is in Elsie, in Clinton County. Current State’s Kevin Lavery visited Green Meadow Farms to learn more about the process affectionately called “poop to power.”

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