American Organic Energy: Anaerobic Digester

Harnessing the Anaerobic Process

Acting without oxygen, these naturally occurring bacteria digest food waste, breaking the material down and producing methane gas, carbon dioxide and nitrogen-rich fertilizers. Renewable natural gas or methane is produced after the carbon dioxide and other trace gases are filtered out during the final processing.

Considering the limits on landfill sites and the cost of waste handling, this technology diverts the waste stream into an environmentally beneficial way to produce power that is carbon neutral and sustainable. The completely closed anaerobic digester allows no emissions to the atmosphere and no untreated water going into the underground aquifer.

So instead of relying on landfills or incinerators, why not let the bacteria in an anaerobic digester turn our food waste into organic energy?