AgSTAR Partners, the University of Maryland and Cornell University, are organizing a workshop focused on experiences and lessons learned in anaerobic digestion (AD) in Maryland and the Northeast United States. The workshop will incorporate informational sessions and discussion with federal and state employees working in this area, as well as researchers, farmers, and policy stakeholders. The relationship between AD and nutrients loading into the Chesapeake Bay, renewable energy portfolios standards, and diversion of food waste from landfills to digesters will be explored. In addition, best practices of dealing with organic waste via AD will be discussed, as well as antibiotic resistance abatement through the AD process, biogas clean-up, and AD policy in the Northeast.
Specific workshop topics include:
- Anaerobic Digestion: Where We Are Today
- Digester Systems in the Northeast – Successful Case Studies
- Federal Biogas Policy
- MD State Biogas Policy
- Use of Biogas: Scrubbing, RNG, GenSets, and Use of Excess Heat
- Food Waste and Co-Substrates; Landfill Diversion
- Chesapeake Bay and Nutrient Management Relationship to Digestion
- Financial Reality of Digesters and National Programs
- Opportunities for Growth and Incentives in Northeast/Mid-Atlantic
- Wastewater Treatment Plant Digesters
- Antibiotic Resistance and Effect of Dairy Manure Treatment Technologies
Visit the Workshop website to learn more and register.
For more information about AgSTAR, please visit https://www.epa.gov/agstar.