We are conducting research involving anaerobic digestion and the use of solar thermal panels for digester heating. Our researchers are studying the marriage of these two technologies, with the intention of creating a small-scale anaerobic digester that can rely on the heat from the sun – to maintain necessary digester temperatures for optimum methane production in cold climates.
Who wouldn’t love to use food-waste from their kitchen to produce the cooking gas for making their meals? Divert the waste stream into a useable fuel. And the byproduct material of this process is the “rocket fuel” of all fertilizers.
Who would like to know more or visit our research station located in Middletown, VA?