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Integrated Anaerobic Digester System

   
 
   

Agriculture FAQ

Will farms that do not produce liquid manure be put at a competitive disadvantage by farms participating in this project that will have their manure handling subsidized by public funds?

Digesters are able to process both solid and liquid manure. Additionally, solid manure can result in an increased energy production from the digestion process, so both solid and liquid manure has a place in potential project proposals.

What is the cost/benefit of manure digestion/treatment vs implementation of existing state agricultural runoff performance standards such as nutrient management?

Such an analysis has not been conducted. Proposals will be evaluated in part based on the cost-effectiveness of their system.

What size livestock farms will benefit from this proposal?

Any livestock operation that produces manure and is faced with constraints related to costs of land application or access to land to apply that manure could benefit from participating in a project. What groundwater, surface water, and air monitoring will be conducted on participating farms to ensure that public expenditures are producing a public benefit?

What groundwater, surface water, and air monitoring will be conducted on participating farms to ensure that public expenditures are producing a public benefit?

Any proposal under the RFP will be required to follow all applicable state, local, and federal permitting and approval processes. Construction and operations will need to comply with the regulatory requirements of those permits and approvals to ensure that environmental standards are met.

 

To submit additional questions, please contact OEI@wisconsin.gov with the subject line “FAQ”.