Green Benefits of Anaerobic Digestion

The anaerobic digestion process can reduce greenhouse gas emissions in several ways by:

  • Preventing the uncontrolled emissions of CH4 from landfill deposits. CH4 is about 22 times more dangerous to the environment than CO2.
  • Helping to mitigate methane emissions from agriculture
  • Reducing the transport of waste (‘waste miles’)
  • Replacing highly energy-intensive manufactured mineral fertilizers with (liquid or solid) bio fertilizer
  • Generating electricity and heat or cooling from a carbon neutral source and so
  • Removing the dependency on fossil fuels
  • Using the generated energy for its own operational demand