Dairy digester workshops slated

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California Dairy Digester Workshop, Oct. 15, 2010
Holiday Inn Express, Elk Grove, Calif.

The EPA AgSTAR program estimates that manure digester systems could be a viable technology at more than 900 dairy farms in California. There are currently less than 15 operating in the state. In order to reach the potential of this renewable energy source, policy, management and technology advancements must be made. Management of odors, water quality, air emissions, and nutrients are major issues facing dairy farmers and the citizens in the region. Manure digester systems not only address many of the environmental concerns surrounding manure management, but also create opportunities for revenue from energy generation, nutrient value, fiber recovery, and carbon credits. Come hear from producers, project developers and other stakeholders who are leading the charge for change in California. This one day event will include both classroom presentations and discussion as well as a tour of the operating digester systems at Cal-Denier and Tollenaar dairies.

The workshop is free of charge, but there is an optional $20 fee for those wishing to enjoy the coffee and box lunch.

For more information and to register on-line please visit www.epa.gov/agstar/workshopoct10.html. The deadline for registration is Oct. 11 at noon (PST)! Limited on-site registration may be available the day of the event, but space is not guaranteed.

If you have any questions about this program, please e-mail agstar@erg.com.

Pennsylvania Dairy Digester Workshop, Dec. 2, 2010
Farm and Home Center, Lancaster, Pa.

Save the date for the upcoming Pennsylvania Digester Workshop! This one-day event will focus on biogas recovery opportunities utilizing anaerobic digestion in the Chesapeake Bay region. Producers will learn about successful digester systems on small to medium operations, as well as important considerations when evaluating the potential for community digesters. The workshop will also focus on the prospects for revenue from energy generation, nutrient value, fiber recovery, and carbon credits; including examples of these successful ventures on local farms. After these presentations, participants have the choice of visiting either Oregon Dairy or Brubaker's Dairy to see how these producers are realizing their digesters' potentials. Before leaving, sign-up to receive a free pre-feasibility assessment for a manure digester with biogas recovery at your operation.

More information and registration will be available later this fall at www.epa.gov/agstar.

If you have any questions about this program, please e-mail agstar@erg.com

Source: EPA AgStar


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