Anaerobic digestion at Loughborough University
conference contributionposted on 29.09.2017, 11:40 by Tanja RaduTanja Radu, Richard BlanchardRichard Blanchard, Andrew D. Wheatley
Bioenergy for Sustainable Rural Living (BURD) is research partnership between 6 UK and 7 Indian Universities. The aim of this project is to develop best practise at a smaller community scale which makes use of hybrid and combinations of biofuels. The idea is to improve rural energy availability, equity of cost and to generate an economic stimulus from the desire to provide greater energy security and reduced environmental impact. Loughborough University part of the project is on how to apply village scale anaerobic digestion. Maize is one of the most commonly grown crops in the world. Here, we examine the effect of particle size and pre-treatment of maize (whole plant) on the anaerobic digestion process.
This research is funded by Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). Maize for experimental work is donated by Severn Trent AD plant in Nottingham.
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