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    • Centralized Anaerobic Digestion Options for Groups of Dairy Farms 

      Bothi, Kimberly; Aldrich, Brian (2005-05)
      Anaerobic digestion is a microbial process that converts organic carbon to “biogas”, a gas composed primarily of methane and carbon dioxide. A growing number of larger dairies are anaerobically digesting manure to reduce ...
    • Choosing a Manure Treatment System: Questions to Ask 

      Gooch, Curt; Aldrich, Brian (2005-04)
      There is a wide array of manure treatment systems being promoted to agricultural producers by different companies and individuals. Learning about different treatment systems is an excellent first step in solving manure-handling ...
    • Evaluating the Need for a Manure Treatment System 

      Aldrich, Brian; Gooch, Curt (2005-04)
      An increasing number of dairy producers are evaluating manure treatment systems for their operation. This fact sheet was created to help evaluate the need for a manure treatment system.
    • Feasibility of Fuel Cells for Biogas Energy Conversion on Dairy Farms 

      Aldrich, Brian; Minott, Stefan; Scott, Norman (2005-05)
      Fuel cells that can run on the biogas produced by the anaerobic digestion of dairy manure are not economically feasible at present; however, as fuel cell costs decline, they are projected to become affordable by approximately ...
    • Feasibility Study of a Central Anaerobic Digester for Ten Dairy Farms in Salem, NY 

      Bothi, Kimberly; Aldrich, Brian (2005-06)
      Anaerobic digestion is a microbial process that converts organic carbon to a “biogas” composed primarily of methane and carbon dioxide. Concerns of odor control, nutrient loading, and contaminated stormwater runoff continue ...
    • Feasibility Study of Anaerobic Digestion in Perry, NY 

      Bothi, Kimberly; Aldrich, Brian (2005-05)
      Anaerobic digestion is a microbiological process that converts organic carbon to a “biogas” composed primarily of methane and carbon dioxide. A growing number of larger-scale dairies are anaerobically digesting manure to ...
    • Hydrogen Sulfide in Manure Handling Systems: Health and Safety Issues 

      Hallman, Eric; Aldrich, Brian (2006-06)
      Hydrogen sulfide is a poisonous, acidic gas that can kill in a matter of seconds. It is especially dangerous in confined spaces with little or no ventilation, where it can render victims unconscious in an instant. ...
    • The Latest on Manure Management 

      Aldrich, Brian (2004)
      AS THE 21ST CENTURY UNFOLDS, dairy producers face increasing challenges to manage manure. They must reduce its impact on the environment while maintaining their businesses’ profitability.
    • Regulations Governing Land Application of Food Waste in New York State 

      Belcher, David; Aldrich, Brian (2006-05)
      Receiving and applying food waste, food processing waste, or other organic wastes on agricultural land can generate revenues (tipping fees) for some of New York State’s dairy and crop farms. This is especially the case if ...
    • Using Food Wastes in Farm-Based Anaerobic Digesters 

      Scott, Norman; Ma, Jianguo; Aldrich, Brian (2005-02)
      DAIRY PRODUCERS ARE INCREASINGLY INTERESTED in mixing food wastes with animal manure as feedstock for anaerobic digesters. Anaerobic digestion (AD) is a biochemical degradation process that converts complex organic materials ...