Anaerobic Digestion Process Fundamentals and Management Shortcourse

For Agricultural, Food Processing, Industrial and Municipal Operations

January 15 – 16, 2020          |          Cornell University          |          Ithaca, New York

Professional Development Hours Opportunity

12.5 professional development hours will be issued to those who attend for the full short course.  These PDHs can be applied to the New York State professional registration CEU requirements.


This two-day short course provides participants with clarity about the underpinning operative microbiological populations and interactions that result in the desired product: Biomethane.  Starting with the basics of anaerobic digestion microbiology, the course moves on to cover challenges and opportunities associated with maximizing microbiological degradation of varied sources of organic matter.  Participants will learn not only what needs monitoring, but why.  Important system design considerations that affect microbiological performance are included.

Widely recognized national leaders and experts in the anaerobic digestion field will lead the course providing the broad cross-section of professional participants an understanding of the anaerobic digestion process and practical applications to achieve enhanced design and operation.  Attendees will develop new relationships with counter-parts in the industry through scheduled networking breaks and an opening evening meet and greet time.

Target Audience: 
Current anaerobic digester system owners, operators, and managers, and those considering installation of system for farm, food processing or municipal facilities, including those contemplating co-digestion of food waste or other off-site feedstock sources, project developers, digester system service providers, designers/engineers, extension specialists, renewable natural gas (RNG) developers, regulators, and governmental officials.

January 15 – 16, 2020

Stocking Hall Conference Center
Cornell University
Ithaca, New York

$350.00 per person
Registration Deadline is January 13 at 9:00 AM

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