Partners hail groundbreaking of Salisbury biodigester


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Danielle Goodrich looks on as Chase Goodrich speaks during the groundbreaking ceremony. Photo by Glenn Russell/VTDigger

Danielle Goodrich looks on as Chase Goodrich speaks during the groundbreaking ceremony. Photo by Glenn Russell/VTDigger

SALISBURY —  Chase and Danielle Goodrich, operators of a 900 milking cow dairy in southern Addison County, had a decades long dream come true on Tuesday when construction began on a plant that will turn manure into natural gas.

Middlebury College reached out to the Goodrich family a decade ago about building an anaerobic digester to help the school become more energy self-sufficient.

David Provost, executive vice president for finance and administration, said the college plans to use 100% renewable energy by 2028. Methane from the digester will provide 40% of the energy needed to heat Middlebury College’s buildings, Provost said. An on-campus biomass plant will supply the rest.

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