Visalia Dairy Getting $3 Million To Convert Manure Into Power

Dairy digester under construction

Dairy digester under construction

The California Department of Food and Agriculture will award nearly $11.1 million to help pay to build five anaerobic digesters in the Central Valley, including one west of Visalia.

AgPower Visalia, LLC, a partnership that includes the Moonlight Dairy near Visalia, will receive $3 million to put toward the digester that will be built on the dairy. CDFA officials said the partnership will have to put up $4.7 million in matching funds for the project.

The grant is coming from Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund, which is being funded by the CDFA and other state agencies that are investing money from California’s Cap-and-Trade Program auctions, in which businesses bid to buy allowances for greenhouse gas emissions.


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