Anaerobic Methane Digester

Facility Type

The anaerobic methane digester, housed at the dairy complex, is sized to treat manure from around 400 milking cows and generate about 350,000 kWh per year from the recovered biogas. The system is paired with a 50 kW engine/generator set with a heat recovery system.

The digester project at SUNY Morrisville generates data on the effectiveness of an internal combustion engine for converting biogas to energy, allows the tracking and evaluating of project data, costs, and benefits, and is being used in SUNY Morrisville’s academic programs to transfer information to others considering anaerobic digestion systems.


Ag business student
Grow a rewarding career. One of every five jobs in the American economy is found in an agricultural or food-related career. Our Associate in Applied Science degree program in agricultural business gives you the technical and business skills you need to choose from a wide range of job options in our nation’s largest industry, or to pursue a bachelor’s degree.
Ag business students pose with a food product they created.
Growing markets. In this exciting time of growth in global opportunity, small and large agricultural businesses in the U.S. have one thing in common: They are all competing for growing local, regional and international markets.
Agricultural Science Professor Jen Gilbert Jenkins holds a handful of soil as she teaches about soil sampling
Grow your future. Through the agricultural science associate degree program at SUNY Morrisville, you will gain fundamental training in agriculture to help prepare you for a career in the agricultural service sector and for technical on-farm work.
Dairy students with cows
Considering a degree in dairy? The dairy industry is among New York State’s largest employers, with a great need for qualified managers and management of dairy farms and related businesses. Our dairy management prepares you to manage a dairy operation from herdsman to owner – and every position in between.