Power to Save Family Farms and the Environment With Anaerobic Digestion

Farm-based anaerobic digester systems have adapted in various regions of the world. The “European Model” relies on cash crops and manures with very high incentives and feed-in-tariffs. The “U.S. Model” is based on mostly or all cow manure from large farms (800 to 2,500 cows, or more). The “North American Model” utilizes cow manure and…

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Decentralized Organics to Energy with Containerized Anaerobic Digestion

Decentralized Organics to Energy with Containerized Anaerobic Digestion by John Forcier, P.E., Lee Enterprises Consulting Most trash and recycled waste materials are being processed on a regional basis to maximize the economy of scale. There have been various attempts to gather and process organic waste materials utilizing similar methods, but the challenges are far from…

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Anaerobic Digesters: U.S.

Anaerobic Digesters in the U.S.? The average price of methane (GNG) around the world hit 2.94 U.S. Dollar per U.S. gallon, as of October 5, 2020 and in 3 days it increased 10%. This commodity is becoming more and more relevant to normal day operations at manufacturing plants, Farms, distilleries, among other manufacturing companies in…

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Anaerobic Digesters Worldwide

Anaerobic digesters worldwide are becoming big business. While implementation is often very capital cost intensive, the benefits of waste remove and greenhouse gas reduction certainly provide long term social and financial benefits.   Anaerobic digestion is being increasingly implemented worldwide as businesses and communities increasingly turn wastes, like animal waste and sewage sludge, into energy to…

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Ethanol in the U.S.

This is a PowerPoint by Lee Enterprises Expert, Dr. Doug Rivers, about the past, present and future of ethanol in the U.S.  It discusses the history of ethanol, feedstocks currently used to produce ethanol, and the byproducts, as well as new ethanol developments.

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