Energy Trends in Anaerobic Digestion

In this Sustainable Energy Seminar, Prof. Rebecca Larson, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies, will discuss current trends in biogas use for energy from anaerobic digestion.


Anaerobic digestion systems produce energy in the form of biogas from organic materials. In manure systems, they also serve to reduce pathogens in manure, reduce odors, degrade antibiotics, reduce emissions that contribute to climate change among a host of other benefits. The biogas produced has historically been used for direct burn applications or for electricity production. With changes to policy (specifically the Low Carbon Fuel Standard and the Renewable Fuel Standard), many systems are now converting to upgrade biogas and inject it into the the natural gas pipeline. This presentation will cover the current drivers for installing digesters and biogas end use. 

This event is offered both in-person at the Wisconsin Energy Institute and online through Zoom Webinar. If attending online, registration is required. Click here to register for this and all other webinars as part of the Sustainable Energy Seminar series in Spring 2023.

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