Reference Type: Electronic Resource
Title: A Protocol for Quantifying and Reporting the Performance of Anaerobic Digestion Systems for Livestock Manures
Primary Authors: Martin, John H. Jr.
Published: 2007, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Abstract: Anaerobic digestion of livestock manures under controlled conditions to produce biogas (a mixture of methane and carbon dioxide) can provide livestock producers with the opportunity to increase net farm income, typically by using captured biogas to generate electricity for on-site use, or delivery to a local electric utility, or both. This biogas utilization approach also provides an opportunity to utilize waste heat captured from an engine-generator set to reduce on-farm demand for conventional fuels (e.g., fuel oil and propane) that are often used for water and space heating.
This protocol was developed with the objectives of providing:
1. System developers with a standard approach for quantifying the performance of their systems and supporting claims that will receive general acceptance as credible, and
2. Third parties with the same approach for independent performance evaluations.
Ag Matters Catalog ID: 417