The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) awarded $37.65 million in grant funding to 41 methane reduction projects across the state. In total, these projects are estimated to cut annual greenhouse gas emissions in The Golden State by 233,393 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent.
These projects are part of the Alternative Manure Management Program aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions from manure produced by dairy and livestock farms. Including this latest round of grants, 273 projects have received funding since 2015, and these projects reduce greenhouse gas emissions by an estimated 2,555,727 metric tons per year, which the CDFA says is equivalent to removing more than 550,600 cars from the road.
This article appeared in the November 2022 issue of Journal of Nutrient Management on page 5. Not a subscriber? Click to get the print magazine.