Livestock Enteric Methane Emission Reduction Research Program (LEMER-RP)
The California Department of Food and Agriculture's (CDFA) 2023 Livestock Enteric Methane Emission Reduction Research Program (LEMER-RP) will award competitive grant(s) to fund demonstration trials evaluating additives and dietary modifications that have the potential to reduce enteric methane emissions in the dairy and livestock sectors.
These research projects will help address key barriers to achieving California’s climate goals, which include the reduction of methane emissions to 40% below 2013 levels by 2030 as codified in SB 1383 (Lara, 2016) as well as efforts to continue advancing climate-smart agriculture. The funding allocated from the Budget Act of 2022 (AB 179, Section 194) will be directed towards the dairy and livestock sectors for demonstration projects to:
• Supplement feed with additives or ingredients, that have scientifically demonstrated efficacy in reducing methane emissions, and
• Research dietary modifications that are intended to reduce methane emissions from livestock
Research conducted must be applicable to California dairies and/ or livestock operations. Entities eligible to apply include Universities (with or without a private partnership), non-profit research organizations, and California Native American Tribes. Private companies are eligible to partner with an entity listed above but are not eligible for the award on their own.
Total Amount Available:
Pre-Application due August 7, 2023
Full Application Deadline TBD
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