Anaerobic Digestion Screening Tool, Version 2.4


Sector:Agriculture, Biogas, Municipal Solid Waste, Wastewater
Size:4.3 MB

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, on behalf of the Global Methane Initiative (GMI), developed the Anaerobic Digestion (AD) Screening Tool to assist stakeholders in assessing the potential feasibility of an AD project.

The AD Screening Tool enables users to conduct pre-feasibility analyses to evaluate AD opportunities for a variety of feedstocks, including organic municipal solid waste, livestock manure, agricultural residues, and wastewater. The tool generates the following outputs:

  • Annual biogas and digestate production
  • Project methane emission reductions
  • Potential end uses of biogas, including estimates for electricity production, natural gas production, cooking gas potential, and home heating potential

This tool is intended to help project developers, government agencies, financial institutions, and other stakeholders conduct an initial screening assessment of the technical and financial feasibility of proposed AD projects.


Estimating Biogas Production


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Agriculture Anaerobic Digestion Screening Tool User Manual PDF Calculators and Models