digester http://michiganradio.org en How to turn beer, manure, rotten milk, and chocolate-covered cherries into electricity http://michiganradio.org/post/how-turn-beer-manure-rotten-milk-and-chocolate-covered-cherries-electricity <p>When you find an anaerobic digester in Michigan, they’re usually set up on large scale dairy farms.</p><p>Michigan State University has a good YouTube video showing how the process works at the digester on their campus.</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ob7fJdzzpNA</p><p>Bacteria turn all that cow manure into methane, which is burned in engines to create renewable electricity. But now there’s a new kind of digester in Fremont, Michigan that’s consuming much more than cow poop. Tue, 12 Mar 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Lindsey Smith 11632 at http://michiganradio.org How to turn beer, manure, rotten milk, and chocolate-covered cherries into electricity Fremont digester turning food scraps into electricity, fertilizer and compost http://michiganradio.org/post/fremont-digester-turning-food-scraps-electricity-fertilizer-and-compost <p>A small farming community in West Michigan is celebrating the opening of plant that will turn organic waste into electricity.</p><p>Colonies of specialized bacteria will do the bulk of the work.</p><p>“The little fellows are just hungry as heck,” said Anand Gangadharan, president of Novi Energy. The company designed and will help manage the new Fremont Community Digester. They held a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the digester’s opening Tuesday.</p> Wed, 10 Oct 2012 21:09:56 +0000 Lindsey Smith 9451 at http://michiganradio.org Fremont digester turning food scraps into electricity, fertilizer and compost