The digestate will be pumped from the anaerobic digestion system into machines that dewater the material to form both solid and liquid digestate. The solid digestate will be spread on to agricultural land by Cattleland, as is currently being done with livestock manure. Excess liquid digestate that is not recycled will be land applied. The volume of solid digestate will be 40% lower than the manure that was used as feedstock, reducing the amount of material that will need to be spread.
The liquid digestate will be collected in an on-site double-lined lagoon and a portion of this liquid will be recycled for use as process water to create the slurry (Step 3). Liquid digestate that cannot be recycled will be used by Cattleland to irrigate its agricultural land through the existing irrigation system.