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EPA Grant Number: SU834725
Title: Renewable Energy-Powered Bulk Milk Cooling for Smallholder Dairy Farmers

A team of students from University of Georgia will design, build, and test a 100-liter milk cooler, using vacuum-zeolite-adsorption evaporative cooling. Renewable energy (biogas) will be used to regenerate the zeolite for repeat cooling. Cow dung will be used as the substrate for the biogas digester or plant. The cooler will allow more milk from rural smallholder dairy farmers to enter the cold chain, resulting in increased incomes. In addition to milk cooling, farmers will use excess biogas for cooking and lighting, reducing the need to cut down trees (deforestation) to meet some of their domestic energy needs.

Challenge Area(s): Agriculture and Energy

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