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Innovating Dairy Digester Research

Gregory Wlasiuk – October 23, 2019

Dr. Pramod Pandey who is a faculty member and cooperative extension specialist at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine focuses on better ways to manage dairy waste material for both large and small farms. WIFSS worked with Dr. Pandey to produce a video highlighting his research on dairy digesters and bio-gas.

California is taking steps towards this goal by building a network of dairy digesters that use bacteria to break down dairy manure and convert it into bio-gas which can then be converted to electricity.

Using manure as a source of renewable energy will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with climate change, because the gases that are produced in the digesters do not result in carbon-emission by-products like so many other energy sources do.