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Anaerobic Digestion Course
Farmers, politicians, and investors across the U.S. are enthusiastic about the potential economic benefits and use of energy crops to revitalize the rural landscape.
In association with an NCR-SARE Professional Development Program grant, the Bioenergy Training Center has developed an Anaerobic Digestion Course to provide educational training resources focused not only on the technical feasibility of anaerobic digesters, but also on approaches and processes that assist communities in understanding the comprehensive implications of bio-based alternative energy. This course can provide foundational materials for teaching undergraduates or for community education sessions.
Extension professionals representing ten North Central states worked collaboratively for three years to develop this 4-part course. Visit the Bioenergy Training Center website for additional materials and information.
- Introduction to Anaerobic Digestion
- Factors that Affect Manure Digestion
- Types of Anaerobic Digesters
- Anaerobic Digester Start Up, Operation and Control
- Economics of On-Farm Anaerobic Digesters
- Cooperative Development of Digesters
- State and Federal Regulations
Want more information? See the related SARE grant(s) ENC07-100, Biofuels and Community Participation: Engaging Process in the Emerging Bioeconomy.
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This material is based upon work that is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture through the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.