Centralized Digester Resources
High capital costs are one of the greatest obstacles to installing an anaerobic digester, which this Cornell report found may require at least 850 cows to be financially viable. For farms with fewer cows, it may be possible for two or more farms to share the costs of a “centralized” or community digester. A centralized facility could also be built and operated by an independent party, releasing the dairy operation from the duties of managing the system.
- Cooperative approaches for Implementation of Dairy Manure Digesters
- Evaluation of Anaerobic Digestion Options for Groups of Dairy Farms in Upstate New York
- Centralized Anaerobic Digestion Options for Groups of Dairy Farm
Kimberly Bothi and Brian Aldrich