Regenis applications wins dairy digester grant in California

In the US, the California Department of Food and Agriculture has announced that the AgPower Visalia project in Tulare County has been awarded a $3 million (€2.7 million) dairy digester R&D grant.

The project, developed by Camco Clean Energy, will be built by Regenis at the Moonlight Dairy in Visalia, the heart of California's largest in the nation dairy industry, as part of the state's aggressive push to limit greenhouse gas emissions.

When completed, the digester will generate approximately 6 million kWh of renewable electricity annually while allowing the dairy to safely reuse liquid on the farm from the 100,000 gallons of manure it produces each day, which in turn will save hundreds of millions of gallons of water.

This is the eighth dairy digester grant application submitted by Regenis to receive public funding.

The Moonlight digester will be a Two-Stage Mixed Plug Flow from DVO of Wisconsin.

Financial assistance for the installation of dairy digesters comes from the state's cap-and-trade programme for combating climate change. Through the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund, CDFA and other state agencies are investing cap-and-trade auction proceeds in projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions while providing a variety of additional benefits to California communities.

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