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.