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NY to host pilot project for managing manure waste at dairy farms


July 30, 2009
By Manure Manager

July 30, 2009, Albanuy, N.Y. – New York state has been selected to host a pilot project aimed at helping dairy farms manage manure waste.

July 30, 2009, Albanuy, N.Y. – New York state has been selected to host a pilot project aimed at helping dairy farms manage manure waste.

State officials announced Tuesday that the state will host the Dairy Power Project, coordinated by the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy.

The project's goal is to set a national model for using methane digesters on dairy farms to create electricity and reduce the farm's carbon footprint. Methane digesters capture naturally occurring methane gas from stored manure and convert it into electricity.

Officials say the technology has the potential to reduce the dairy industry's greenhouse gas emissions by 25% by 2020. That's equivalent to removing 1.25 million passenger cars off the road each year. | READ MORE


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