College plans to power two farms from cafeteria waste, cow manure and brewery scraps

The Dickinson College dining hall serves up a varied menu ranging from Monte Cristo casserole and cranberry chicken to, of course, pizza.But the 1,000 pounds a day of food waste produced by the Carlisle, Pa., campus is a hidden energy source that school officials say they plan to tap into.That waste, along with local cow manure, scraps from local schools, and grain from local brewers, can create enough energy to power operations at the school’s 80-acre, USDA-certified organic farm, and an adjoining dairy farm it leases, said Matt Steiman, energy projects manager at Dickinson’s farm.Not only th...


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