Hilarides Dairy Project

Hilarides Dairy Project

Location: Lindsay, California
Project type: Waste-to-Energy Biodigester
Standard: Chicago Climate Exchange
Verification/Validation: SES, Inc. 

Environmental Benefits

  • Mitigates climate change
  • Waste management
  • Controls odor & reduces local air pollution
  • Reduces local water pollution

Community Benefits

  • Locally sourced, renewable energy
  • Development of new technologies
  • Alternative source of income for local farmers

Project Description

Carbonfund.org supports the Hilarides Dairy Project because it helps to reduce heat-trapping methane emissions which in turn, lessen the impact of global climate change. Biodigesters capture this methane generated by manure and transform it into a clean, renewable energy source. The Hilarides Farm is home to 6,000 cows and each year and the project reduces approximately 18,500 tonnes of CO2 emissions. Additionally, the project hosts six 125-kilowatt hour generators for a maximum production of approximately 540,000 total kilowatts per month.