California funds 18 dairy digester projects
 

November 10, 2017. The California Department of Food and Agriculture has awarded $35.2 million to 18 dairy digester projects. The projects are part of the Dairy Digester Research and Development program and aim to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from manure at California dairy farms.

   “California continues to the lead the nation in supporting smart climate programs that address on-farm challenges and promote agricultural sustainability,” said CDFA Secretary Karen Ross. “I applaud our dairy farmers for proactively addressing climate pollutants and reducing overall greenhouse emissions to help meet the state’s climate goals.”

   Projects selected to receive funding include:

- Wreden Ranch Dairy Biogas: Wreden Ranch was awarded $3 million to support a $7.76 million project in Hanford, California.

- Trilogy Dairy Biogas: Trilogy was awarded $2.25 million to support a $6.45 million project in Bakersfield, California.

- Cloverdale Dairy Biogas: Cloverdale was awarded $3 million to support a $7.84 million project in Hanford, California.

- T&W Dairy Biogas: T&W Farms was awarded $2.6 million to support a $7.3 million project in Bakersfield, California.

- Aligned Digester Cooperative LLC: Aligned Digester Co. LLC was awarded $3 million to support a $6.05 million project in Madera, California.

- Calgren Dairy Fuels LLC: Calgren was awarded $1.5 million to support the $4.02 million Williams Family Dairy Digester Fuel Pipeline project in Pixley, California.

- Calgren Diary Fuels LLC: Calgren was awarded $1.5 million to support the $3.29 million K&M Visser Dairy Digester Fuel Pipeline Project in Pixley, California.

- Maple Dairy Biogas: Maple Dairy Biogas was awarded $3 million to support a $8.33 million project in Bakersfield, California.

- S&S Dairy Biogas: S&S Diary was awarded $1.6 million to support a $6.69 million project in Visalia, California.

- Calgren Dairy Fuels LLC: Calgren was awarded $2.02 million to support the $4.03 million Bosman Dairy Digester Fuel Pipeline Project.

- Calgren Dairy Fuels: Calgren was awarded $1.6 million to support the $3.45 million Pixley Dairy Digester Fuel Pipeline Project.

- Calgren Dairy Fuels: Calgren was awarded $1.55 million to support the $3.28 million Legacy Dairy Digester Fuel Pipeline project.

- Moonlight Dairy Biogas: Moonlight Dairy was awarded $1.5 million to support a $6.36 million project in Visalia, California.

- Calgren Diary Fuels: Calgren was awarded $1 million to support the $2.5 million R Vander Eyk Dair Digester Fuel Pipeline Project in Pixley, California.

- Calgren Dairy Fuels: Calgren was awarded $1.05 million to support the $2.35 million Circle A Dairy Digester Fuel Pipeline Project.

- Bos Farms Dairy Biogas: Bos Farms Dairy Biogas was awarded $1.5 million to support a $12.83 million project in Tulare, California.

- Hamstra Dairy Biogas: Hamstra Dairy Biogas was awarded $2 million to support a $6.58 million project in Tulare, California.

- Hollandia Farms Dairy Biogas: Hollandia Farms Dairy Biogas was awarded $1.5 million to support a $7.32 million project in Hanford, California.

   Financial assistance for the installation of dairy digesters comes from California Climate Investments, a statewide initiative that uses Cap-and-Trade program funds to support the state’s climate goals. CDFA and other state agencies are investing these proceeds in projects that reduce GHG emissions and provide additional benefits to California communities. Dairy digester grant recipients will provide an estimated $71.2 million in matching funds for the development of their projects.