ROSEMONT, Ill. — A consortium of dairy industry groups — including the International Dairy Foods Association, the National Milk Producers Federation and the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy — have announced a series of initiatives aimed at realizing a 25% reduction in the industry’s greenhouse gas emissions by 2020.
The industrywide effort will initially focus on reduced energy use and increased efficiencies in the fluid milk supply chain, according to a release from the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy.
Other efforts will include implementing pilot programs to test alternatives to thermal pasteurization for raw milk, removing barriers to the adoption of methane digesters on dairy farms, and studying and implementing energy efficiency best practices throughout the industry's supply chain.
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