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Anaerobic Digester at Beef and Sheep Study (Proposed)

Project History

Project Family


This project will provide a study to investigate the feasibility of installing an Anaerobic Methane Digester in the area of the University’s South Farms to capture renewable energy from beef, sheep and/or dairy cow waste. The study will assess the possibility of an on-site digester at one site, with one digester system of animal waste. The study will identify useful “Waste/Organics to Energy Efforts” using available technology paths and options that match the goals and expectations of the UIUC stakeholders and project team, to deliver to UIUC a “Renewable Energy Waste/Organics to Fuel Study.” We will also include a section to address the goal to pursue carbon offsets in the project. We will use “The Illinois Climate Action Plan (iCAP)” to address greenhouse gas reduction strategies compliance.

Project Team

  • Primary Contact:

    Morgan Johnston

    Project Leader:

    Jim Sims

    Team Members:

    • Jack Dempsey
    • Teresa Tousignant


  • Proposed March 16, 2012
    Proposed by Jack Dempsey


Project Location(s)

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