Recent visits to digester projects in Pennsylvania and neighboring states indicate that many of the “same old mistakes and problems” still occur on current digester projects, say Penn State University agricultural engineers.

Issues range from electrical interconnection problems, like failing to involve your utility early in your project, to design, construction and operational challenges.

These capital-intensive projects merit careful study and thoughtful planning to navigate. Use caution as you will be dealing with unfamiliar problems, resources and partners throughout this process.

Learn more about things to avoid and areas to research before embarking on a methane digester project.