How does that even work? “We have a shed with a low-emission floor. The manure falls onto a closed, low-emission floor. The manure scraper pulls the dung into the basement. From there, it is pumped into a silo, where it is left standing for 30 days. Inside our digester bacteria help break down the manure into gas and green power. That power is then distributed by Bolt. I think it’s wonderful how we, as farmers, are able to produce green power in addition to the milk and artisanal yoghurt we make."”
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Petra and Wim hope that more dairy farmers will follow their lead. “We really try to think of the future. We need green energy and doing it this way means that every single thing our cows is utilized.”