Content tagged "biogas"

Renewable Energy Set-asides Push Biogas to Pipeline

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 15, 2017

Deriving the most value from the harvesting of organic wastes, particularly waste produced through farming operations, can be quite challenging. This paper...

Inclusion of the Environment Bottom Line in Waste to Worth: The Interaction Between Economics, Environmental effects, and Farm Productivity in Assessment of Manure Management Technology and Policy

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 10, 2017

In a global context, the pork industry constitutes a huge economic sector but many producers operate on very thin margins. In addition, pork is one of the...

Aeration to Improve Biogas Production by Recalcitrant Feedstock

Why aerate biogas digesters?Most agricultural waste is largely composed of polymers such as lignin and complex carbohydrates that are slowly or nearly...

Assessment of Coordinated Anaerobic Digestion of Dairy Manure

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 23, 2017

Improving the economic feasibility of anaerobic digestion projects for processing dairy manure.We completed a study that evaluated the economics of dairy...

Innovative Business Models for On-farm Anaerobic Digestion in the U.S.

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 22, 2017

AgSTAR is a collaborative voluntary program of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). AgSTAR promotes...

Money to Burn: How to Capitalize on BioCNG at Your Wastewater Plant

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 01, 2015

Across the globe, units of government are struggling with the balance of deriving clean energy with economics and environmental protection. This struggle has...

The Dairy Manure Biorefinery

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 24, 2015

Some dairy farms have experimented with “add-on” technologies to enhance the value of the products generated from anaerobic digesters to improve economics...

The Great Biogas Gusher

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 16, 2015

The great Texas Oil Boom, also referred to as the Gusher Age, provided for dramatic economic growth in the US in the early 20th century, and ushered in rapid...

Farms of the Future: Seeking Agricultural Energy Independence

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 16, 2015

As the world population continues to grow at an exponential rate, the ability to nourish this planet’s inhabitants with clean water and safe, healthy food...

Small to Mid-Sized Dairies: Making Compact Anaerobic Digestion Feasible

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 16, 2015

Anaerobic digestion (AD) is an environmentally-friendly manure management process that can generate renewable energy and heat, mitigate odors, and create...

Antibiotic Degradation During Anaerobic Digestion and Effects of Antibiotics on Biogas Production

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 16, 2015

The purpose of this research was to investigate the degradation of four animal husbandry antibiotics during anaerobic digestion (AD) and study biogas...

Renewable Natural Gas - Biogas Cleaning and Upgrading 101

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 13, 2015

With depressed electrical prices for produced biogas, many projects are now moving towards business models predicated on production of renewable natural gas...

Lifecycle greenhouse gas (GHG) analysis of an Anaerobic Co-digestion Facility Processing Dairy Manure and Industrial Food Waste in NY State

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 13, 2015

While the theoretical benefits of anaerobic digestion have been documented, few studies have utilized data from commercial-scale digesters to quantify...

Feasible Small-Scale Anaerobic Digestion – Case Study of EUCOlino Digestion System.

Animal Manure Management Updated: November 13, 2013

Waste to Worth home | More proceedings....While large-scale farms have typically been the focus of anaerobic digestion systems in the U.S., an emerging need...

Operation of Internal Combustion Engines on Digas for Electricity Production

Animal Manure Management Updated: November 13, 2013

Waste to Worth home | More proceedings....The purpose of this research is to review engine performance and technology issues relating to generating...

Valuing Feedstocks for Anaerobic Digestion – Balancing Energy Potential and Nutrient Content

Animal Manure Management Updated: November 07, 2013

Waste to Worth home | More proceedings....To improve the energy production and revenue generation, many farm digester operators are including off-farm...

Online Bioenergy Training for Extension Educators

Animal Manure Management Updated: November 06, 2013

Waste to Worth home | More proceedings....The online Bioenergy Training Center provides educational training resources for Extension educators focused not...

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