Economic Feasibility Case Study of Co-Digestion of Manure and Food Waste on a Northern New York Dairy Farm

Event Details


December 1, 2022


12pm - 1pm EST





Lauren Ray

Are you interested in exploring whether a manure and food waste co-digestion enterprise might be feasible at your dairy? This webinar will present the economic feasibility of two scenarios of anaerobic co-digestion on a case dairy farm located in Northern New York.

Scenario 1: addition of food waste (20% by volume) to an existing manure anaerobic digester to electricity system.

Scenario 2: new construction anaerobic digester to renewable natural gas (RNG) system taking in food waste (up to 50% by volume) with manure.

Food waste sources and tipping fees, biogas generation and utilization for energy, and digested effluent storage and nutrient management planning are described. A question and answer session is included.

Lauren Ray, Agricultural Sustainability & Energy Engineer, Cornell CALS PRO-DAIRY

Peter Wright, Agricultural Engineer, Cornell CALS PRO-DAIRY

Lindsay Ferlito, Regional Dairy Specialist - North Country, Cornell Cooperative Extension
Angela George, Dairy Environmental Systems Specialist, Cornell CALS  PRO-DAIRY
Grant funding for the project was provided by the farmer-driven Northern New York Agricultural Development Program.

December 1, 2022 from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


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