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Small Scale Anaerobic Digestion

reduced size anaerobic digester5 Good Reasons You Should Consider Whether You Should Have Your Own Methane Digester for Small Scale Anaerobic Digestion

Would it not be good if you could consider whether you should have a Small Scale Anaerobic Digestion Plant installation? Many people have gone further than just answering yes, and  have in fact started off to do so.

However, comparatively few people actually  take time to think it through seriously. The majority never get rolling  since they do not know how easy it can be to do. The aspect of perhaps  being required to perform a little work puts others off. Others just  consider it much too low a priority to be really worth bothering with.

Now “Whoa Up” here a minute, my friend! Those aren’t valid reasons for  making a major decision like that! Were the reasons in favour considered? Was that consideration fair and well balanced? The benefits don’t seem  to have been completely thought through…

It’s possible that  needs a little bit more consideration… Let’s just take a look at 5 good reasons in favour of taking steps to consider whether you  should have a methane digester and get some balanced perspective within  the conversation.

To begin with, a methane digester is really a term used by the general public to refer to an small scale bio-digester, or more  correctly an Anaerobic Digestion Plant. In other words this is about  composting organic materials in the absence of air, to “digest it” and  make methane.

We want methane to use it as an energy source? Correct.  You observe that this is first and foremost about energy production, now that mineral fuels which are dug out of the ground cost so much. I readily acknowledge that is a good point.

However we’ve got to also  consider this, that using organic matter to make methane gives us a renewable energy which will not cause climate change.

Moreover, consider that although many people think that any burning produces carbon  dioxide which is bad for our planet, that is not always true and burning methane made in an anaerobic digester (methane digester) is sustainable and  green and does not harm the planet.

Second, running a methane digester on a farm, or market garden, when you have waste organic matter available to feed it can be profitable.

The reason that is true is that governments in many countries want you to build renewable energy methane digesters and will pay a subsidy (such as a “Feed In Tariff” paid via your energy  company) to help you build such a plant. That’s actually why, as so many have noted, that right now in a number of EU countries, with high fuel  prices (and the continuing rises in these costs), to own one of these plants can be  profitable, and have other very useful spin-offs as well.

Third,  by building an small scale anaerobic digestion plant, you will have the satisfaction of  knowing that you are helping reduce the effects of climate change. And  also if there are power cuts, or further fuel price rises you will be at least partially protected from those costs!

Fourth, the product which comes out of a methane digester is a fertilizer (liquid portion) and a soil improver (solid part).

Finally, the product when put on the soil in fields, will help to improve the quality of the soil, usually leading to higher crop yields in future  years.

Make sure you analyze those reasons and mentally weigh them. These points strongly suggest that you ought to seriously think  about looking for ways to consider whether you should have a methane digester on your farm, market garden  or small holding.

Just roll that around in your mind for a while. Those factors were enough to convince many people before you. Do they not also encourage you to consider whether you should have a methane digester ?

Would it not be good if you could consider whether you should have a methane digester? Many people have gone further than just answering yes, and  have in fact started off to do so.

However, comparatively few people actually  take time to think it through seriously. The majority never get rolling  since they do not know how easy it can be to do. The aspect of perhaps  being required to perform a little work puts others off. Others just  consider it much too low a priority to be really worth bothering with.

Now “Whoa Up” here a minute, my friend! Those aren’t valid reasons for  making a major decision like that! Were the reasons in favor considered? Was that consideration fair and well balanced? The benefits don’t seem  to have been completely thought through…

It’s possible that  needs a little bit more consideration… Let’s just take a look at 5 various good reasons in favour of taking steps to consider whether you  should have a methane digester and get some balanced perspective within the conversation.

To begin with, a methane digester is really a  term used by the general public to refer to an bio-digester, or more  correctly an Anaerobic Digestion Plant. In other words this is about  composting organic materials in the absence of air, to “digest it” and  make methane.

We want methane to use it as an energy source?. Correct.  You observe that this is first and foremost about energy production, now that mineral fuels which are dug out of the ground cost so much. I readily acknowledge that is a good point.

However we’ve got to also  consider this, that using organic matter to make methane gives us a renewable energy which will not cause climate change.

Moreover, consider that although many people think that any burning produces carbon  dioxide which is bad for our planet, that is not always true and burning methane is an example of that fact. Burning the biogas made in an anaerobic digester (methane digester) is sustainable and green, and does not harm the planet.

Second, running a methane digester on a farm, or market garden, when you have waste organic matter available to feed it can be profitable.

The reason that is true is that governments in many countries want you to build renewable energy methane digesters and will pay a subsidy (such as a “Feed In Tariff” paid via your energy  company) to help you build such a plant. That’s actually why, as so many have noted, that right now in a number of EU countries, with high fuel  prices (and the continuing rises in these costs), to own one of these plants can be  profitable, and have other very useful spin-offs as well.

Third, by building an Anaerobic Digester, you will have the satisfaction of  knowing that you are helping reduce the effects of climate change. And  also if there are power cuts, or further fuel price rises you will be at least partially protected from those costs!

Fourth, the product which comes out of a methane digester is a fertilizer (liquid portion) and a soil improver (solid part).

Finally, the product when put on the soil in fields, will help to improve the quality of the soil, usually leading to higher crop yields in future  years.

Make sure you analyze those reasons and mentally weigh them. These points strongly suggest that you ought to seriously think  about looking for ways to consider whether you should have a methane digester on your farm, market garden  or small holding.

Just roll that around in your mind for a while. Those factors were enough to convince many people before you. Do they not also encourage you to consider whether you should have a methane digester?

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One Response to Small Scale Anaerobic Digestion

  1. Jean Roberts December 17, 2014 at 1:37 pm #

    I want to do a micro scale biogas project. You say it is good. I agree. Keep writing.

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