ANDIG 5: Economics of On-farm Anaerobic Digesters

Summary

This module provides information concerning the economic aspects of establishing an on-farm based anaerobic digester. Course participants are introduced to computer based decision support tools to assist in evaluating the economics of a digester and the issues of risk and opportunities in output markets.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify sources of financing for anaerobic digesters.
  2. Understand economic issues around the startup and operation of a digester.
  3. Know how to use computer support tools to determine the economic feasibility of an on-farm digester.
  4. Discuss potential markets for products and by-products of anaerobic digesters.