Biogas from the manure digester is fed into a generator (the yellow thing), which provides about 700 kilowatts of the electricity required at California's Joseph Gallo Farms, a major cheesemaker. The heat from the generator is then captured and used to run the boiler (the silver thing) that powers the boilers, where cheese is made.
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