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AgSTAR

AgSTAR Webinar: Innovative Business Models for Anaerobic Digestion Projects

Part 1, March 15, 2017

Industry leaders reviewed innovative business models for anaerobic digestion projects and discussed the following topics:

  • How to establish successful business arrangements with farmers, project developers and other organizations
  • Experiences of AD system operators
  • Sustainable production of renewable energy and coproducts using AD
  • How AD project risks and benefits can be shared among multiple parties  

Part 2, May 24, 2017

Presenters for the webinar included industry leaders from Noblehurst Farms Inc., EnviTec Biogas, and DVO, Inc. and a representative from USDA Rural Development.  Topics centered around innovative business models for anaerobic digestion (AD) projects, including:

  • Hub-and-spoke model of hauling manure from several farms to a centralized digester
  • How to establish successful business arrangements with food waste producers
  • Sustainable production of renewable energy and coproducts using AD
  • How AD project risks and benefits can be shared among multiple parties
  • USDA grant and loan opportunities for digesters
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