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 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’ Solutions Support the Agricultural Environmental Stewardship Act (H.R. 3744)

The Agricultural Environmental Stewardship Act (H.R. 3744) was reintroduced in Congress on July 12th. This bill will increase agricultural viability by helping to deploy new nutrient recovery and biogas systems that recycle organic material into baseload renewable energy and healthy soil products (according to American Biogas Council’s press release titled “ABC Praises House Introduction of the Agriculture Environmental Stewardship Act”).

The bill incentivizes investment in digester and nutrient recovery technologies, which are solutions that Digested Organics provides today.

So why is it important to recycle nutrients?

Sustainable agricultural practices are very important for the health of crops as well as the environment. When excessive amounts of nutrients are applied to the soil, the crops don’t absorb all of them, causing the extra nutrients to pollute waterways, especially when it floods. These excess nutrients in the water systems can create harmful algae that suffocate fish and other aquatic life.

Nutrient recovery technologies allow farms to apply the right amount of nutrients when and where they are needed throughout the year and greatly reduces the impact of excessive nutrients.

Please contact us today at to learn more about how we can help you recover nutrients.

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!

April showers bring May pollutants

Large flooding throughout the Midwest has caused a lot of waste management problems for farmers this year. Manure lagoons are overflowing and threatening the surrounding environments. According to the Department of Natural Resources, there have been a number of incidents this year in which manure runoff has entered local water sources. This kind of pollution threatens the natural life in the water sources as manure builds up algae, which suffocates fish and other wildlife.

Not only is this a threat to the environment, it also puts farmers at risk for the costs and clean up associated with this kind of pollution. If you or anyone you know of might be experiencing this type of problem, Digested Organics has a solution that is customized to fit your needs.

Our Ultrafiltration (UF) and Two-Step Reverse Osmosis (TSRO) systems can help filter waste into clean, reusable water and a compacted co-product that is much easier to transport and manage. Check out our Farms page to learn more. You can download a PDF overview of our NCWR System for manure concentration and water reclamation and/or a PDF overview of our Ultrafiltration System for phosphorus concentration and pathogen management of manure. Investing in this solution today could provide a long-term, cost-effective way to save the environment in the future.

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