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Check it out: NY’s first dairy farm biochar kiln advances green agriculture

January 16, 2024  by Blaine Friedlander, Cornell Chronicle

To make New York agriculture greener, an alumnus-owned farm in Union Springs will become the state’s first commercial dairy to take separated solids from digested cow manure and run it through a kiln to create environmentally friendly biochar – thanks to Cornell expertise and co-funding from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA).

Biochar, which is similar to charcoal made from organic residue, including manure, to become a valuable, agricultural soil amendment that retains nutrients, decreases manure storage costs, sequesters carbon and reduces odors in the surrounding area. | READ MORE


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