Penn State Constructs Anaerobic Digester for Manure from Livestock Farms

Penn State Constructs Anaerobic Digester for Manure from Livestock Farms

Pennsylvania State University is constructing an anaerobic digester to handle manure from livestock on University-owned farms. The digester will separate methane gas from solids that can then be field-applied on University farmland. Laura Miller, Energy Program manager, commented, “This project will lower the carbon footprint of the animal operations while providing a facility to increase education and outreach to farmers across the Commonwealth.” The facility has a potential of 9 million BTUs and 830,000 kWhs, and it will contribute significantly to Penn State achieving its greenhouse-gas reduction goal.