Anaerobic Digestion Tools and Resources
Document the processing capacity at AD facilities;
Track the growth of this capacity; and
Verify the end-uses of AD products.
This knowledge will help EPA develop future activities designed to promote anaerobic digestion. After it is collected, this data will be made publically available on this website.
When this data collection has been approved, interested facilities will have the opportunity to provide data right from this website.
Although CoEAT was initially designed for use at Water Resource Recovery Facilities, it is a valuable tool for anyone operating an anaerobic digestion system. Use of the term Water Resource Recovery Facility (or WRRF) in this context is intentional. The term is indicative of the movement toward managing facilities previously called “Wastewater Treatment Plants” to produce clean water and reduce the nation’s dependence upon fossil fuel through the production and use of renewable energy. EPA-developed tools like CoEAT play a role in this transition.
Fixed and recurring costs
Solid waste diversion savings
Biogas production and associated energy value
Co-digesting with wasted food and FOG will increase biogas production at a single-source digestion facility, such as a WRRF or farm digester. This is beneficial to the facility because biogas can be used to generate energy which can offset costs. Biogas has many beneficial uses. There is also the added bonus of less wasted food/FOG being disposed of in landfills and therefore less methane gas being emitted to the atmosphere (from landfills).
CoEAT Tool July 2010 (XLS)(20 pp, 296 K, 07/14/2010)