An introduction to anaerobic digesters and the risks and benefits of adopting this technology on a dairy will be the topic of the next “Technology Tuesdays” webinar series offered by Penn State Dairy Alliance. The free online program will be held July 13 from 8:30 to 10 a.m., (E.D.T.). The live webinar session will feature two presentations that explore anaerobic digestion and the economics of using a digester.
Patrick Topper, senior research technologist with Penn State University’s Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, will present “Biogas 101: An Introduction to On-Farm Anaerobic Digestion (AD).” Participants will learn the basics of AD, including how digesters operate and the equipment that is required.
Brad Hilty, information management specialist with Penn State Dairy Alliance, will present “Examining the Economics of Anaerobic Digester Technology.” This presentation will explore the factors that impact the economic risks and benefits of adopting AD technology on a dairy.
Although there is no fee to participate in this program, advance registration is required. To register, call the Dairy Alliance office at (888) 373-7232 or email:

This program is presented by Penn State Dairy Alliance, a Cooperative Extension initiative, with support from the Northeast Center for Risk Management Education.

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Source: Penn State Dairy Alliance