February 28, 2024

Horizon II

Horizon II

Horizon II is a pilot project to create digesters in Iowa and Missouri in order to produce renewable natural gas from cattle manure, prairie organic matter, and cover crop organic matter. The project is made possible by a Climate Smart Commodities grant from USDA. Roeslein Alternative Energy is leading the project along with 12 public and private partners including IAWA.

By paying farmers for prairie strip and cover crop material, IAWA hopes the project can create new markets and more incentives prairie and cover crops. At the same time, the project reduces greenhouse gas emissions and sequesters carbon in the soil.

Partner organizations
Partner organizations involved in the RAE Horizon II project are: Conservation Districts of Iowa, Iowa Agriculture Water Alliance, Iowa Soybean Association, Iowa State University, Missouri Prairie Foundation, Sievers Family Farms, Soil and Water Outcomes Fund, Smithfield Foods, The Nature Conservancy, University of Missouri, Verdesian, University of California-Davis, and Veterans in Agriculture.

Download the flyer here.