Authors and References


M. Charles Gould, Extension Educator, Michigan State University Extension

Vance Haugen, Crawford County Agriculture Agent, University of Wisconsin Extension


Peer Reviewers:

David S. Liebl, Solid and Hazardous Waste Education Center, University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension

Scott Sanford, Senior Outreach Specialist, University of Wisconsin-Madison



Unit 4.1
M. Biarnes. 2012. Biomass to Biogas—Anaerobic Digestion. Available at: verified 10/1/12

Unit 4.2
J. Balsam. 2006. Anaerobic Digestion of Animal Wastes: Factors to Consider. Updated by Dave Ryan in 2006. ATTRA – National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service. Available at: verified 10/1/12

Unit 4.3
C. Zickefoose, Hayes R.B.J. 1976. Operations manual. EPA 430/9-76-001, Anaerobic Sludge Digestion US EPA,
Washington, DC.

Unit 4.4
D. Frame, Madison, F. 2001. Anaerobic Digesters and Methane Production…Questions that need to be asked and answered before investing your money. University of Wisconsin Exten-sion publication A3766. University of Wisconsin Extension, Madison, WI. Available at: verified 10/1/12

R.A. Labatut, Gooch, C.A. Undated. Monitoring of Anaerobic Digestion Process to Optimize Performance and Prevent System Failure. Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering. Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. Available at: verified 10/1/12

Unit 4.5
A. Seadi, Rutz, D., Prassl, H., Köttner, M., Finsterwalder, T., Volk, S., Janssen, R. 2008. Biogas Handbook. Published by University of Southern Denmark Esbjerg, Niels Bohrs Vej 9-10, DK-6700 Esbjerg, Denmark. Available at: verified 10/1/12

D. Kirk. 2011. Stay safe in and around anaerobic digesters. Progressive Dairyman. Available at: verified 10/1/12


Haugen, V.. 2012. Anaerobic Digester Start-up, Operation and Control. Module 4 in S. Lezberg and M. Jungwirth (eds.) On  Farm Energy Efficiency and Conservation Course. On-line curriculum. Bioenergy Training Center. September.

Gould, M.C., Haugen. V. 2012. Anaerobic Digester Start Up, Operation and Control. Module 4 in S. Lezberg, M.C. Gould and M. Jungwirth (eds.). Introduction to Anaerobic Digestion Course. On-line Curriculum. Bioenergy Training Center.