Energy is expensive. This is what Russ Lester may have thought; he produces dried fruits and runs Dixon Ridge Farms. Mr. Russ found a genial way to save money: producing energy from biogas thanks to walnuts waste in order to find a new renewable source of energy. This method is not as fluid as the wind, sun or water-generated power, but it help reducing emissions of pollution in the atmosphere and the usage of non-renewable materials. In addition, it is worth mentioning that it leads to enormous savings!
This kind of energy was not officially promoted during the Yale Climate Connections, where they spoke about alternative sources as wastes and garbage. The quantity of energy produced is not a lot, but it is enough to power the pump dry shells of fruits that still have to be used. Moreover, walnuts shells can be used as fertilizers for new trees. Dixon Ridge’s aim is not to create a source of energy for everyone, but to dry walnuts shells faster in order to cut CO2 emissions in the air. This is a wise way to maximize income and reduce pollution.
Translation provided by Mary Ann D’Costa