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Bioenergy by Anju Dahiya

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Chapter 17

Basics of Energy Production through Anaerobic Digestion of Livestock Manure

Klein E. Ileleji, Chad Martin,  and Don Jones     Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA

Abstract

This chapter gives an overview of the Anaerobic Digestion Process using livestock manure. The benefits of anaerobic digestion and what makes an operation appropriate for anaerobic digestion are described.

Keywords

Anaerobic digestion; Biogas; Digester; Livestock; Manure

Introduction

Bioenergy generated from diversified sources provides local and emerging opportunities to reduce our dependence on foreign oil and petroleum-based fuels. Livestock manure from concentrated livestock operations can be a source of energy ...

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