Biogas Investments Could Have Tax Incentives

Biomass Magazine recently reported that there is a Senate bill that could provide tax incentives for biogas investments. According to the article, “Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio and Senator Pat Roberts of Kansas, reintroduced the Agricultural Environmental Stewardship Act on Sept. 24.” This bill would help grow the biogas market by providing a 30 percent investment tax credit to help cover the costs of building biodigester systems.

Digested Organics is excited about the potential of this bill. Since Digested Organics provides biodigester solutions, our team would be happy to answer any questions that you might have about customizable solutions, installments, build, etc. Reach out to us at info@digestedorganics.com today to learn more about how we can help you!

Visit Us at the World Dairy Expo!

Digested Organics is excited to hit the road, yet again, this year to showcase our filtration solutions at the annual World Dairy Expo October 1st to 5th in Madison, WI. Stop by Booth AR443 to gain a better understanding of how our customizable solutions can meet your needs. Plus, don’t miss out on your chance to grab some great swag! We are looking forward to seeing you there!

Digested Organics to Participate in Plug & Play’s Accelerator Batches

Digested Organics has been selected as one of the 123 startups to participate in Plug and Play’s Fall 2019 accelerator batches.  The selected companies will take part in a three month program revolving around the Brand & RetailCybersecurityEnergy & SustainabilityFintechFood & BeverageNew Materials & Packaging, and Supply Chain & Logistics industries. Digested Organics will be focusing in the Food and Beverage industry. 

Throughout the three month curriculum, Digested Organics will be exposed to a business development program, which provides the opportunity to participate in private dealflow sessions, networking events, focus weeks, mentoring sessions, and pitch polishing sessions. In the past, Plug and Play’s program has lead to a large number of piloting, points of contact, and investments between larger corporations and the startups that participate in the program.

Digested Organics is very excited to be participating in the Fall 2019 accelerator program!

Digested Organics To Participate in Cohort IV of TERRA!

We’re thrilled to announce our participation in Cohort IV of TERRA, a global innovation accelerator fueling ground-breaking transformation in the Food & Agriculture industry. We’re joining a cohort of 13 startups and 6 corporates including Rabobank, GrainCorp, Tate & Lyle and more, to launch pilot-driven engagements aimed at driving scalable solutions and major breakthroughs in food and agriculture. Learn more about TERRA today! Check out the press release here. 

Digested Organics Selected to Participate in the Manure Innovation Challenge!

Digested Organics is excited to be selected one of 8 applicants to participate in the Manure Innovation Challenge held by The Yield Lab Institute. Digested Organics will be bringing innovative, scalable solutions that will help make manure more valuable, sustainable, and manageable for farmers. The first event will occur on September 11th and 12th in Kansas City, Missouri. Check out the press release to learn more.

Digested Organics will be at the North American Manure Expo!

Stop by and see us at the North American Manure Expo in Fair Oaks, Indiana from July 31st to August 1st! We are excited to showcase our different solutions to help YOU reclaim waste. Be sure to check out our  Ultrafiltration and Two-Step Reverse Osmosis solutions, which can help turn waste into clean, reusable water at your farm. Please stop by to learn more and collect some fun swag!

Come Visit Us at the Wisconsin Farm Technology Days

Digested Organics will be showcasing our capabilities and solutions at the Wisconsin Farm Tech Days Conference at Walter Grain Farms in Johnson Creek, WI from July 23 to 25. We are excited to share more about our Ultrafiltration and Two-Step Reverse Osmosis solutions to help you reclaim waste and clean water at your farm. Please stop by to learn more and collect some fun swag!

Connecting the dots between Wisconsin Dairy and Water Quality

The Dairy Industry wants to be heard and involved in the inevitable tightening of regulations, which is the purpose of “Dairy Day at the Capitol,” sponsored by the Dairy Business Association. Digested Organics was invited to be a part of this full program of presentations and meetings with state legislators, at the highest level, to discuss issues and solutions to dairy sustainability.

Wisconsin Agriculture is an $88 Billion industry and dairy makes up $43 Billion of that total, so it makes sense for all stakeholders to understand the complexity of today’s dairy farming, global warming, and urban growth as a potential perfect storm for water quality, if not addressed effectively. Solutions, like ours at Digested Organics, are becoming the focus of those that are looking for solid, measurable reductions in nutrient loading into various watersheds.

The day began with addresses from newly elected Democratic Governor Tony Evers as well as newly appointed Ag Secretary Brad Pfaff, both of which voiced support for the Dairy Industry and budgeted financial support for farmer-led programming, research, and nutrient trading. Panel discussions followed with Q&A from various legislators from areas around the state that are heavy in agriculture. The afternoon was filled with meetings with state legislators and a chance for us to lobby for the programs we feel most beneficial to the industry, while protecting water quality.

As a representative for Digested Organics, I was teamed with Tom Crave, President of Dairy Business Association and a prominent dairyman in our state. We were joined by John Haeckel and Jessica Niekrasz, principles for Clean Fuel Partners, which operates several large anaerobic digester plants in Wisconsin, among others. It was very interesting to hear what matters most to each of these different entities – and the common denominator was water volume. We heard definitive support for services that can help farmers better manage manure.

The most intriguing program that has bi-partisan support is for a nutrient trading clearinghouse, which would be a third-party managed marketplace for nutrient credits that farmers have earned through permanent and verifiable changes to nutrient loading in large watersheds. This will enable farms to offset some of the costs of new technologies to manage their waste. Wisconsin will be first in the country.  Financial support from USDA and EPA is being pulled together to help offset upfront costs. All of this should be coming together this summer – stay tuned.

2019 is the “Year of Water” in Wisconsin and we are excited about the unanimous support and common interest in engineered solutions.

Article Contributed by Don Heilman

Digested Organics Prevents Manure Lagoon Overflows

This fall, Hurricane Florence’s rains flooded a large area of North Carolina that included many hog farms, causing overflows of the manure lagoons. These overflows raised serious concerns around pollution and questions about the best way to deal with hog manure.

Situations like this could be prevented in the future with the use of Digested Organics’ waste management solutions. Our customized stainless steel ultrafiltration systems can turn manure into a filtrate with little to no suspended solids, bacteria, and phosphorus, while simultaneously creating a high value concentrated fertilizer for more targeted land application. For sites that want to remove water from lagoons and directly discharge it to nearby waterways, we use our Two-Step Reverse Osmosis System to polish the UF permeate, creating crystal clear water for discharge (or reuse) and a second concentrated fertilizer. Used together, we call our integrated filtration package the Nutrient Concentration & Water Reclamation System.

Digested Organics’ products are customized to the farmer’s needs and have proven to be better for the bottom line and better for the environment. Give us a call at 844-934-4378 to learn how we can help you improve lagoon and manure management today.

Digested Organics Awarded Grant for Manure Ultrafiltration in Vermont Phosphorus Innovation Challenge

Digested Organics was recently awarded a $45,000 grant to study manure and digestate ultrafiltration in Vermont as part of the Vermont Phosphorus Innovation Challenge (VPIC). We will be deploying a mobile pilot-scale ultrafiltration system to show how we can concentrate the phosphorus in dairy manure (or digested manure) into about 20% of the initial volume, thereby making it possible to transport to nearby composting operations for creation of value-added soil amendments that can be exported from the watershed. For more information, please see this presentation and check back here soon for more updates.

A video of the recent press conference is available via Facebook or can be viewed here:

Vermont Phosphorus Innovation Challenge winners announced. #VT #ThinkVT

Posted by Vermont Agency of Agriculture on Friday, October 5, 2018