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Possibilities for Anaerobic Digestion of Dairy Manure and Food Waste

Hosted by Cornell CALS PRO-DAIRY, Cornell Cooperative Extension, NYS DEC, NYS Pollution Prevention Institute (P2I), and Ag-Grid Energy, LLC, this virtual seminar will focus on dairy farm opportunities and challenges of utilizing co-digestion of food waste with manure as an additional enterprise for a single farm or group of farms. The goal is to share information about the opportunities and challenges in developing anaerobic digestion and co-digestion systems to help move dairy farms and society toward sustainability.


  • Rashi Akki, Ag-Grid Energy
  • Ava Labuzetta, P2I
  • Lauren Ray, CEM, PRO-DAIRY
  • Sally Rowland, PhD, PE, NYS DEC
  • Peter Wright, PE, PRO-DAIRY

Date & Time

December 2, 2021
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

A truck dumps Cornell dining hall food waste at the university’s composting facility

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Contact Information

Jennifer Bockhahn

  • jsb466 [at]




The PRO-DAIRY mission is to facilitate New York state economic development by increasing the competitiveness and sustainability of New York's dairy farm businesses through industry-applied research and educational programs that enhance farm profitability, while advancing dairy producers and agribusiness professionals' knowledge, skills and enthusiasm.

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