2013 Environmental Stewards: Bacon Hill Anaerobic Digester

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Bacon Hill farms in Dodge, Neb., is a winner of the 2013 Pork Industry Environmental Stewards Awards. 

Danny Kluthe says, "It's importatnt to be good stewards of the land because there are more generations coming down the road. We want to make sure everything is better than we had it."

The farm uses anaerobic digesters to get rid of odor and produce enough methane gas to power the entire farm. The farm uses about 20% of the energy created. The rest is sold to the local power company, and is enough energy to power about 53 homes each year.

The farm has also adapted compressed natural gas technology to make its farm vehicles "hog powered."

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