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Anaerobic Digestion

Anaerobic digestion is one of the most cost-effective methods to reduce greenhouse gases and at the same time produce renewable energy, hence AD is the only renewable energy source with more than 100% reduction of greenhouse gases due to both substitution of fossil energy and reduction of emissions of methane during storage.

The research within the Anaerobic digestion (AD) group is focused on improving biogas production and covers technologies that can increase gas production, improve impact on greenhousegas emissions, optimal use of digestate and biogas.

The research covers pre-treatment, new innovative digester design, improved process understanding, up-stream and downstream processes as well as process kinetics, greenhouse gases, value of the digestate as fertilizer by separation. Furthermore the integration of the AD technology in organic farming has increasing interest. The research covers both basic research and final application with a strong collaboration with industry.