Animal Facility Application
- GHG Reduction
- SGMA - flexibility to achieve nutrient balance with less land even if groundwater pumping is restricted
- Economic advantages
- Can free up land for crop diversification - higher value crops
- More efficient irrigation - SSDI. Get more crop per drop.
- Power and/or gas sales
- Algae sales: bio-plastic, feed, other
- Milk more cows if desired
- Regulatory relief/avoided costs
- Potentially avoid relining lagoons in the future - reduced wastewater strength.
- Skip a technology. (Instead of dedicated manure distribution systems for land application, install subsurface drip irrigation)