Dairy Digester Research & Development Program
CDFA’s Dairy Digester Research and Development Program (DDRDP) provides financial assistance for the installation of dairy digesters in California, which will result in reduced greenhouse gas emissions.
CDFA’s Dairy Methane Programs: Dairy Digester Research and Development Program & Alternative Manure Management Program – Public Stakeholder Meetings
Three public stakeholder meetings are scheduled for September 2019 to update the public on the programs and to receive comments and suggestions for the next round of funding. These meetings will be held on the dates and locations provided below. Each meeting will include webinar component to allow remote attendance and participation.
- 1) Tuesday, September 17, 2019: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Energy Education Center, Edison Building
4175 South Laspina Street
Tulare, CA To attend remotely through webinar, register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1476531267361063437
- 2) Wednesday, September 18, 2019: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Mystic Room
5401 Old Redwood Highway
Petaluma, CA To attend remotely through webinar, register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5958226424083016461
- 3) Thursday, September 19, 2019: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
California Department of Food and Agriculture Auditorium
1220 N Street
Sacramento, CA To attend remotely through webinar, register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/290912485967431693
|Notification of Funding (Solicitation Release)||December 28, 2018|
|Grant Applications Due||April 3, 2019|
|Review Process||May - August 2019*|
|Announce and Award Funding||September 2019*|
|Public Comment Process for 2019-20 funds||September 2019|
* Subject to change.
What is the dairy digester research and development program?CDFA’s Dairy Digester Research and Development Program (DDRDP) provides financial assistance for the installation of dairy digesters in California, which will result in reduced greenhouse gas emissions.
What is a dairy digester?Dairy digesters are a renewable technology that uses livestock manure to produce methane, which is a renewable source of electrical energy generation and transportation fuel. The technology has many environmental and social benefits. More information on dairy digesters can be found on the CalEPA Dairy Digesters webpage and the USEPA AgSTAR Anaerobic Digestion webpage.
How is DDRDP funded?CDFA receives funding from California Climate Investments for methane emissions reductions from dairy and livestock operations.
What have been the benefits?Current DDRDP projects are expected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by an estimated 12.9 million metric tons of CO2e.
Who can I contact for more information?If you have questions about CDFA’s dairy digester and dairy methane reduction programs, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The DDRDP Program is not accepting applications.