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Farmers Experiences with Anaerobic Digesters AgSTAR National Conference November 27, 2007 Sacramento, California Susan Tikalsky Resource Strategies, Inc.

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1 Farmers Experiences with Anaerobic Digesters AgSTAR National Conference November 27, 2007 Sacramento, California Susan Tikalsky Resource Strategies, Inc. Majority Funding by CEC PIERS Program, Zhiqin Zhang The Who, What, How, Where & Why

2 Farmers' Experiences with Anaerobic Digesters AgSTAR National Conference Susan Tikalsky, Resource Strategies, Inc. Experiences with Anaerobic Digesters Farm Bill Grant Recipients What: Characterize Implementation Issues from the Farmers Perspective What: Characterize Implementation Issues from the Farmers Perspective How: Personal Interviews with 64 Farmers Planning AD How: Personal Interviews with 64 Farmers Planning AD

3 Farmers' Experiences with Anaerobic Digesters AgSTAR National Conference Susan Tikalsky, Resource Strategies, Inc. Study Elements Location Location Progress Progress Motivating Factors Motivating Factors Challenges Challenges

4 Farmers' Experiences with Anaerobic Digesters AgSTAR National Conference Susan Tikalsky, Resource Strategies, Inc.

5 Progress

6 Progress by Location n = 4n = 12n = 27n = 6

7 Motivating Factors Overall Ranking OdorBeddingEnvironment Manure Management Electricity Land Application Fertilizer

8 Farmers' Experiences with Anaerobic Digesters AgSTAR National Conference Susan Tikalsky, Resource Strategies, Inc. Motivating Factors Overall Highest Priority Environment Environment Odor Odor Manure Management Manure Management Bedding Bedding

9 Farmers' Experiences with Anaerobic Digesters AgSTAR National Conference Susan Tikalsky, Resource Strategies, Inc. Motivating Factors Overall Medium - Low Priority Land Application Land Application Electricity Electricity Fertilizer Fertilizer

10 Farmers' Experiences with Anaerobic Digesters AgSTAR National Conference Susan Tikalsky, Resource Strategies, Inc. Motivating Factors by Location

11 Farmers' Experiences with Anaerobic Digesters AgSTAR National Conference Susan Tikalsky, Resource Strategies, Inc. Motivating Factors by Progress

12 Farmers' Experiences with Anaerobic Digesters AgSTAR National Conference Susan Tikalsky, Resource Strategies, Inc. Challenges Overall Ranking Working with the utility Working with the utility Securing financing Securing financing Public Opposition Public Opposition

13 Farmers' Experiences with Anaerobic Digesters AgSTAR National Conference Susan Tikalsky, Resource Strategies, Inc. Challenges by Location

14 Farmers' Experiences with Anaerobic Digesters AgSTAR National Conference Susan Tikalsky, Resource Strategies, Inc. Challenges by Progress

15 Farmers' Experiences with Anaerobic Digesters AgSTAR National Conference Susan Tikalsky, Resource Strategies, Inc. Challenges Working with Utilities Negotiation Negotiation Rates Rates Price Price Contract Contract Upgrades Upgrades

16 Farmers' Experiences with Anaerobic Digesters AgSTAR National Conference Susan Tikalsky, Resource Strategies, Inc. If you were starting over, would you still consider an AD System?

17 Farmers' Experiences with Anaerobic Digesters AgSTAR National Conference Susan Tikalsky, Resource Strategies, Inc. Anaerobic Digester Implementation Issues Full Report Available: # www.energy.ca.gov #

18 Farmers' Experiences with Anaerobic Digesters AgSTAR National Conference Susan Tikalsky, Resource Strategies, Inc. Thank you


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