Unformatted text preview: [email protected] Description: This program is jointly sponsored by EPA, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and
the U.S. Department of Energy. The program encourages the profitable use of methane
recovery (biogas) technologies at confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs) that
manage manure as liquids or slurries. These technologies reduce methane emissions
while achieving other environmental benefits. Business case: Utilizing anaerobic digester (AD) technology can reduce odors and provide improved
manure management. Use of AD systems allows for the capture of biogas and the
possible use of methane as an energy source for on and off-farm energy needs. AD
biogas has been used for a variety of purposes including generating heat, hot water, and
electricity. Other opportunities for using methane include absorption cooling systems,
producing high-Btu gas for injection into the natural gas pipeline, and development of
alternate liquid and gaseous vehicle fuels. Markets are also growing for the use of the
animal processed fibers (manure solids), primarily in the ho...
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- Spring '14