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CoverDeveloped by Montana State University Extension and the University of Wyoming
Adapted with permission

This guide is one in the Exploring Energy Efficiency and Alternatives (E3A): Anaerobic Digester Applications for the Farm or Ranch series. In many cases, anaerobic digestion decreases on-farm energy costs or increases revenues from energy sales. Anaerobic digesters may require increased maintenance and are not a good fit for all livestock operations, so make sure this technology is appropriate for your operation. Learn more in this guide.


  • Anaerobic digestion process
  • Anaerobic digestion system configuration
  • Anaerobic digester effluent
  • Co-digestion
  • Corrosive biogas
  • Dry wastes
  • Inorganic content


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