California Renewable Natural Gas Project Creates Economic Opportunities, Reduces Dairy Emissions

Ben & Jerry’s is Putting their Cows on a Low Methane Emissions Diet called Project Mootopia

Ben & Jerry’s is Putting their Cows on a Low Methane Emissions Diet called Project Mootopia. Image T20.

Takeaways:

  • A program funded by California Public Utilities Commission’s Dairy Biomethane Pilot Program is looking to turn cow manure into renewable natural gas.
  • This program will not only help dairy farmers reduce methane emissions but it will also help them create new economic opportunities.
  • The methane will be collected from 15 dairy farms in Merced County and will be converted into renewable natural gas through anaerobic digestion.

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