Agricultural Food Waste Management
NYSERDA projects are directed at reducing environmental compliance costs and increasing profitability so that farms and other businesses that deal with food can remain viable.
NYSERDA works with farms under pressure to control contaminants from manure. To meet these challenges, farms are partnering with NYSERDA to evaluate potential technological solutions, innovative business structures, and community waste management systems that could improve system economics and farm profitability. Technologies being evaluated include:
- Anaerobic digestion of manure
- On-site production of electricity from digester biogas
In addition, NYSERDA contracted with Cornell to help transfer the program's results throughout the State. Visit The Cornell Dairy Environmental Systems Program for additional information.