Biodigesters

Since 2015, the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has awarded $116.3 million in grant funding with $203.2 million in matching funds to 64 dairy digester projects across the state. These projects, part of the Dairy Digester Research and Development Program (DDRDP), will reduce greenhouse gas emissions from manure on California dairy farms. Many recent grant awardees have been working to build clusters of projects that leverage multiple dairies located near each other, capturing biogas generated in anaerobic lagoons, and converting it into renewable compressed natural gas that can be injected into pipelines. These projects focus on transportation fuel and along with other systems that generate electricity they’re leading the nation in reducing dairy methane emissions. The table below shows projects that have been funded in California’s Opportunity Zones. For more information on projects that still need financing please contact us.

Opportunity Zones (OZs)

DDRDP Applications
Year applied for DDRDP Dairy Name Digester Developer Biogas End-Use
2016-2017 Pixley Dairy Maas Energy Works RCNG
2016-2017 Circle A Dairy Maas Energy Works RCNG
2016-2017 Robert Vander Eyk Dairy Maas Energy Works RCNG
2016-2017 Legacy Ranch Dairy Maas Energy Works RCNG
2016-2017 K&M Visser Dairy Maas Energy Works RCNG
2016-2017 Williams Family Dairy Maas Energy Works RCNG
2018 Rob Van Grouw Dairy California Bioenergy LLC RCNG
2018 Double J Dairy California Bioenergy LLC RCNG
2018 Milky Way Dairy California Bioenergy LLC RCNG
2018 Mineral King Dairy California Bioenergy LLC RCNG
2018 Rancho Sierra Vista Dairy California Bioenergy LLC RCNG
2018 Jacobus De Groot #2 California Bioenergy LLC RCNG
2018 Mellema Dairy California Bioenergy LLC RCNG
2018 Udder Dairy California Bioenergy LLC RCNG
2018 FM Jerseys Dairy Maas Energy Works RCNG
2018 Little Rock Centralized Dairy Maas Energy Works RCNG
2018 Sousa & Sousa Dairy Maas Energy Works RCNG
2018 Meadowlake Dairy Maas Energy Works RCNG
2018 Cornerstone Dairy Maas Energy Works RCNG
2018 4K Dairy Maas Energy Works RCNG
2018 Riverview Dairy Maas Energy Works RCNG
2018 Vander Poel Dairy Maas Energy Works RCNG