Feasibility of Installation of Anaerobic Digesters at Cattle Operations and Demonstration of a Decision Support Tool

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Abstract

An online decision support tool for determining feasibility of anaerobic digestion has been developed (http://www.erams.info/AD_feasibility/). This decision support tool is specifically targeted to cattle operations in the arid west and provides general information on anaerobic digestion (AD), recommendations on the technical and economic feasibility of AD based on producer provided information on management practices, recommendations on appropriate AD technology based on user defined criteria for the system, guidance on technology provider selection, and required maintenance for operation of an AD system.…

Next Generation Technology Swine Waste-to-Energy Project

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Abstract

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The Loyd Ray Farms project is the first swine waste project in the State of North Carolina to generate and transfer renewable energy credits (RECs) to a public utility.  Utilizing an anaerobic digester as primary treatment, this waste treatment system is designed to meet the Environmental Performance Standards set forth by NC law for new and expanded swine facilities through the use of nitrification/denitrification and further treatment.…

Anaerobic Digester Workforce Training Curriculum Development

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Purpose

The Cornell University PRO-DAIRY Anaerobic Digester Workforce Development Project is a project funded by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, aimed at developing and delivering high quality educational programs targeted to a range of workforces within the dairy farm-based anaerobic digestion (AD) sector of the clean energy field. …

Potential Air Quality Impacts of Anaerobic Digestion Of Dairy Manure

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Abstract

Anaerobic digestion (AD) of livestock manure is better known for the economic return derived from biogas for energy rather than for its, inherent, environmental benefits. The effect of AD of dairy manure on the emissions of odor, ammonia (NH3), and greenhouse gases (GHG) including: carbon dioxide (CO2), nitrous oxide (N2O), and methane (CH4), during manure storage and also in subsequent land applications will be presented. …

Operation of Internal Combustion Engines on Digas for Electricity Production

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Presentation Summary

The purpose of this research is to review engine performance and technology issues relating to generating electricity from digester gas in reciprocating internal combustion engines. Research performed at the Colorado State University (CSU) Engines & Energy Conversion Laboratory (EECL) and published material from other organizations is utilized.…

Demonstration of a Pilot Scale Leach-bed Multistage Digester for Treating Dry-lot Wastes

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Dry-lot feedlot wastes have historically been a challenging feed-stock for digestion due to the dry recalcitrant nature of the waste, and the presence of settleable sand. Leach-bed dry digestion systems could theoretically circumnavigate these difficulties but poor hydraulic conductivities are noted in the literature.…