AgSTAR Partners

AgSTAR and its partners support the development of anaerobic digesters to reduce methane emissions from livestock waste.

What is the AgSTAR Partner Program?

AgSTAR’s Partner Program builds stronger relationships with state and non-governmental stakeholders to support all phases of anaerobic digester projects: planning, deployment and long-term success.

The following organizations are eligible to become AgSTAR partners:

  • State agencies
  • Agricultural extension offices
  • Universities
  • Non-governmental organizations

AgSTAR Partner Program Elements

  • Shares best practices and lessons learned
  • Evaluates policies and programs that impact anaerobic digestion projects
  • Project development assistance:
    • Technical and economic evaluations
    • Information on financial assistance
    • Market data
    • Industry contacts
    • Outreach and education
    • Data on existing AD projects
  • Fosters state-to-state collaboration
  • Provides an AgSTAR liaison
  • Designate an AgSTAR coordinator
  • Provide AgSTAR with anaerobic digestion project data and identify potential project sites
  • Promote projects through outreach and education
  • Review state policies for opportunities to overcome barriers
  • Work with AgSTAR to consider new policies, mechanisms and incentives 
  • Receive public recognition
  • Gain access to active network of anaerobic digestion-related organizations
  • Collaborate with AgSTAR liaison
  • Help shape national priorities
  • Overcome barriers
  • Learn about trends and new developments
  • Enjoy access to technical information, marketing and network assistance

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Who are AgSTAR’s current partners?

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Anaerobic digesters in field


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Are there other EPA programs related to biogas?

AgSTAR focuses on biogas recovery from livestock waste.  Other EPA programs promote biogas recovery in other sectors or provide incentives or information that biogas project developers may find helpful.