Anaerobic digestion of organic residues has emerged as a valuable addition to large livestock operations and municipal wastewater treatment facilities. Many owners of manure digesters are routinely seeking food industry residues for co-digestion in their systems due to the large boost in biogas production these residues provide. Now, food industry operations are beginning to look seriously at generating their own renewable energy digesting on-site residues. Early adopters have installed these systems and the next wave of adopters can benefit from the experiences of these pioneers.
With a special focus on the Great Lakes region, this webinar provides an overview of current biogas utilization options, Wisconsin incentives for renewable energy from food industry biogas, and examples of food processing operations that use anaerobic digestion of residues for biogas production or value-added products.