Dairy Digester Research and Development

The program was administered in two Phases: Phase I provided $11.1 million for digester development grants to implement dairy digesters that reduce methane emissions from dairy manure in California and Phase II provided $225,000 for research and demonstration projects to study and facilitate changes in manure management practices at California dairies that will directly result in GHG emission reductions. Recipients of these funds were California dairy producers and dairy digester development and implementation businesses (Phase I) and California research universities and non-profit organizations (Phase II).