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Kern cow manure leads California’s anti-climate change efforts

California Bioenergy is building a more than 600,000-gallon biogas digester spread over several acres on a dairy outside of Bakersfield. Such installations, designed to capture methane that otherwise wafts from Kern County dairies, are at the heart of California's efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Alex Horvath/The Californian

Bakersfield Californian

Roy Dowd sniffed the air during a dairy tour he was leading last week on the edge of Bakersfield. “That’s the smell of money,” joked the director of operations, maintenance and research at a Visalia company, California Bioenergy LLC, helping local dairies turn manure into a new revenue stream.