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What is an Anaerobic Digester?

July 8, 2016

An Anaerobic Digester is a unit designed for processing organics through the process of anaerobic decomposition. These containers house a variety of organics along with the organism needed to convert these items into biogases, which can be used as an energy alternative.

These digesters have provided an opportunity for waste reduction. As some organic waste cannot be conventionally composted, decomposing the organics anaerobically allows them to be decomposed and using them in creating a new fuel source. At the same time, it prevents methane from entering the atmosphere.

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Other Sources

American Biogas Council. “What is Anaerobic Digestion.” American Biogas Council. https://www.americanbiogascouncil.org/biogas_what.asp. Accessed July 5, 2015.

DeBruyn, Jake and Don Hilborn. “Anaerobic Digestion Basics.” Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/engineer/facts/07-057.htm. Accessed July 5, 2016.