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Financing Anaerobic Digestion Projects

Once you determine an anaerobic digester project may be technically feasible at your farm, you need to evaluate whether it will work financially. There are two stages of planning described below: Preliminary Project Planning and Advanced Project Planning.

Preliminary Project Planning

Assessing the financial feasibility of an anaerobic digester project is an iterative process. The first step is to do preliminary project planning. In this step, you do preliminary screening and a technical feasibility assessment to determine if the project can technically work. Then, using those assumptions, you can develop a high level estimate of the project’s financial feasibility considering revenues and expenses.

Preliminary Project Planning

Financial Feasibility - Revenue and ExpensesTechnical FeasibilityPreliminary Screening

Advanced Project Planning

After the preliminary project planning is complete, you will likely have to refine your assumptions to optimize technical or financial performance with a new project plan. Next, you need to conduct detailed financial modeling. If the results are favorable, you can implement the project.

Advanced Project Planning

Conduct Detailed financial ModelingRefine Project Plan and Select Approach


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