What is Anaerobic Digestion?

Anaerobic Digestion is simply the controlled breakdown of organic matter without air, used to manage waste and/or to release energy. It is a biological process that produces an energy-rich biogas, principally composed of methane (CH4) and carbon dioxide (CO2), which can be used as a fuel.

Our Ongoing Technology Development

Screenshot 2014-04-02 12.54.20Anaerobic digestion is an ever-evolving technology. The CleanWorld R&D team continuously strives to develop innovative processes and technologies to improve biogas system efficiency, stability, and usability. The following are examples of some of our R&D efforts:

  • Improved process modeling
  • Dynamic modeling of anaerobic digestion systems
  • Prototype development
  • Pilot-scale digester operation for feedstock evaluation and process enhancement
  • Testing and design of pre- and post-processing equipment
  • Testing of advanced biogas-energy conversion technologies

Benefits of Anaerobic Digestion

The benefits of Anaerobic Digestion are:

  • Captures 100% of the harmful greenhouse gas emissions from organic waste
  • Reduces odor
  • Produces renewable energy
  • Produces nutrient rich compost and other valuable soil amendments
  • Processes concentrated liquid waste to significantly reduce BOD
  • Diverts waste from landfills

Closing the Loop

Our by-product from organic waste is available online and at stores that carry Ecoscraps across the US.

Our by-product from organic waste is available online and at stores that carry EcoScraps across the US.

CleanWorld is dedicated to the development and advancement of fertilizer products made from the food waste our technology processes. Our most recent partnership with EcoScraps helps us distribute our liquid fertilizer and close the loop on America’s organic and food waste. You can buy our All Purpose Liquid Fertilizer at EcoScraps online today.

Learn More About Anaerobic Digestion

Climate Action Reserve (North America’s Organic Waste Protocol)

CalRecycle’s resource website page for AD

California’s 2012 Bioenergy Action Plan

Region 9 Organics/EPA Resources

US Composting Council Statement on Landfill Diversion