Dairy Digester Research & Development Program

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.

Program Timeline*

Item Estimated Time Frame*
Draft RGA Public Comment Period November 30 – December 21, 2021
Finalize RGA January – February 2022
Release of Solicitation March 10, 2022
Grant Applications Due May 9, 2022
Review Process May – July 2022
Announce Award Funding August 2022

(*Subject to change.)

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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.

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 AgSTARAnaerobic Digestion webpage.

CDFA receives funding from California Climate Investments for methane emissions reductions from dairy and livestock operations.

If you have questions about CDFA’s dairy digester research and development and dairy methane reduction programs, please email cdfa.oefi_ddrdp_tech@cdfa.ca.gov.

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Program Status

CLOSED

Program is not accepting applications at this time.

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