Deploying Anaerobic Digesters: Current Status and Future Possibilities

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    Unmanaged pollutants from organic farm, industrial, and municipal wastes degrade in the environment, and methane emitted from their decomposition may contribute to global climate change. Under modern environmental regulations, these wastes are becomming difficult to dispose of using traditional means. One waste management system, anaerobic digestion or AD, provides not only pollution preventionbut can also convert a disposal problem into a new profit center. This report summarizes the current status of AD as a key technology that allows for both waste reduction and recovery of a fuel and other valuable co-products, and AD possibilities for the future.
    Original languageAmerican English
    Title of host publicationEnergy Business Technology Sourcebook
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 19th World Energy Engineering Congress, 6-8 November 1996, Atlanta, Georgia
    PagesCha 3: 21-26
    StatePublished - 1997

    Bibliographical note

    Work performed by Lusk Resource Development Associates

    NREL Publication Number

    • NREL/CH-580-24371


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