This module covers information about anaerobic digestion: definition and process, feedstocks, components of a system, producing energy, and uses of biogas.
Learning objectives: Participants will be able to explain the process of anaerobic digestion and how anaerobic digestion can be used on the farm to produce energy.
Curriculum Materials – Anaerobic Digestion:
- Presentation slides
- Participant handout
- Lesson guide – provides informative notes, test questions, and an evaluation form.
More Information from other specialists:
- References and Additional Resources for Biomass Training Curriculum
- Renewable Energy Resources – Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Learning Center
- Factsheets from anaerobic digestion specialists across the U.S.– eXtension.org
- Training Course: Anaerobic Digestion – eXtension.org
- Case Studies of Anaerobic Digesters
Module Author Jason de Koff is an Associate Professor of Agronomy and Soil Science for Tennessee State University’s Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. His research focuses on bioenergy crop production, with specific interests in switchgrass and winter canola production. His extension training programs and educational resources provide current bioenergy production information to producers. Find his latest on Twitter: @TSUBioenergy
These training resources are freely available for educational purposes under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. Please provide attribution: The Biomass Energy Training Curriculum by Jason de Koff, Tennessee State University; funded by Southern SARE.
If you wish to adapt these curriculum materials for your own educational purposes, please contact the Curriculum Author for permission and files: