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  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Animal Science
These fact sheets authored by Angela George and Lauren Ray, PRO-DAIRY Dairy Environmental Systems, were shared in the January 30, 2023 PRO-DAIRY e-Leader newsletter, distributed to an email list of nearly 7,000 dairy producers, agriservice, and legislators.
A case study on the economic feasibility of anaerobic co-digestion of manure and food waste on a Northern New York dairy was completed by PRO-DAIRY Dairy Environmental Systems. Case study documents describing two scenarios are now available on the PRO-DAIRY website. The webinar recording of the case study held on December 1 is also available to view. Scenario One analyzed use of the farm's existing anaerobic digester to electricity system processing its manure to take in a local source of cheese whey in a ratio of 20 percent by volume in the digester. Scenario Two analyzed the economic feasibility of installing a new anaerobic co-digestion to renewable natural gas (RNG) system capable of taking in 50 percent by volume of mixed food waste from local food and beverage manufacturers with the dairy's manure.

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  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
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