ANDIG 1: Introduction to Anaerobic Digestion

Summary:

This module provides background information on the anaerobic digestion process, biogas and other products of anaerobic digestion, and on the energy applications of biogas. Possible environmental benefits and concerns associated with anaerobic digestion are described.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the biological process for producing biogas.
  2. Discuss anaerobic digester applications for agricultural and wastewater systems, the situations that warrant an on-farm digester and the various digester size options that are available for a producer.
  3. Describe the uses for digestate and biogas.
  4. Discuss the environmental benefits and concerns associated with anaerobic digesters