Smart Energy Potential

There were 400 permitted farms in the State of Oregon as of May, 2006 with 118,000 total cows. Of these, 108 had over 200 cows. In total these 108 farms had 67,250 cows. If the manure from all 67,250 cows was processed through a digester and based on the above assumptions, it would produce:

  • 201,750 tons of carbon offsets.
  • 4,371,250-13,450,000 therms of biogas; enough to supply 6,381-19,635 homes.