“Define Anaerobic Digestion”, said a student to me recently. No doubt because I discovered anaerobic digestion back in the 1990s via my background of environmental biochemistry originally, I quoted the original Wikipedia definition. That one is all about breaking down organic material without oxygen present (ref: 1) and is all about the chemistry involved. I thought […]
Anaerobic digestion and biogas news and developments, plus general informational articles on the subject.
Anaerobic Digestion Microbial Fuel Cell Systems – Will these become the New “Super-Biogas Process”? Could Anaerobic Digestion Microbial Fuel Cell Systems, become the next “big thing”! With many thousands of large commercial anaerobic digestion plants in use throughout the world, and literally hundreds of thousands of small household and community biogas plants providing energy to their […]
The UK’s On-farm Anaerobic Digestion Community has been working in the last few days to publicize the many benefits of their process which produces biogas. Government seed funding of biogas plant projects can help in a big way, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from fuel use, in provides jobs, and reduces waste sent to landfill. All […]
A second innovative portable HomeBiogas Plant appears to be achieving the funding needed, and this time it will be a portable anaerobic digestion plant. It is astonishing the extent to which that the public will spend money on crowdfunding websites like IndieGigo, which claim 15 million visits monthly. It was at first understandable that web visitors might buy […]
Dry anaerobic digestion can be seen as a well-kept secret. It is seldom mentioned in most AD industry circles. In the rush to develop anaerobic digestion plants so far, most biogas project promoters have stuck to the most familiar methods of wet anaerobic digestion. However, in many countries the profitability of biogas projects will soon […]
Anaerobic digestion is turning not only cow – well you know – dung, into environmentally-friendly energy to heat and power your home, but also tannery (leather making) wastes, and even rejected chocolate.
Latest single-home anaerobic digestion unit off the shelf, turns food waste into biogas (cooking gas) and fertilizer, for under $900.
Scotland’s anaerobic digestion (AD) industry has grown by nearly 70%t in the last year, according to 2015 figures.
The anaerobic digestion story continues to become bigger as new sources of biomass feedstock are identified and the biogas technology used improves
Combined heat and power systems (CHP) , are also known as co-generation systems, and they greatly improve the usable energy output from electricity generation systems. When a gas engine or turbine is used to generate electricity without CHP, after the electricity leaving the site, there is also hot “cooling water” that is used to keep the […]