Anaerobic Digesters

Anaerobic Digesters, also known as “manure digesters” provide a way to treat livestock waste by allowing organisms to digest the manure. The manure digestion process produces a biogas (similar to natural gas) suitable for energy production through internal combustion engines, gas turbines. The solids left after digestion can be used as bedding for farm animals.

Anaerobic digesters work most effectively with dairy and beef livestock waste, although research is on-going to improve the process for pigs and other animals.