International Consulting and Development
Beijing company Jianyan. Jim Muir (third from right) presented a strategic agreement for them to exclusively represent his client,
America’s oldest biogas technology provider, in China.
You like what you have heard about biogas, but if you live outside Europe where it has long been well established, there are questions. What are the potential revenue streams? How profitable is it? Who are the reliable technology providers? Are grants and incentives available? These were all questions asked by Beijing company Jianyan (above).
Circumstances change from country to country – and in the USA, from state to state. Fortunately, Agricultural Digesters understands what works well – and what works even better at your farm.
In addition, we are authorized agents for a small, custom sized digester. These economical, yet robust biogas digester systems can provide reliable revenue streams for small and medium size farms (150-700 adult cows). A market segment under-served until now.
Before incorporating Agricultural Digesters LLC ,we increased market share for biogas digester technology providers and developers via contact with farmers, agents, food waste providers, banks and governmental organizations. Our broad international experience means integrating a methane digester into your farm’s operations will be smooth, and revenue streams maximized.
The Agricultural Digesters team has advised developers and farmers in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Greece, Turkey, Cyprus, Italy, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Israel, Sweden, England, Canada, New Guinea, Taiwan, Guam, India, Pakistan, New Zealand and China. They have made face to face presentations in Turkey, Romania, Ukraine, Moldova, Greece, Canada and China as well as the USA.
Every anaerobic digestion project (biogas) is unique and the farmer or developer must determine which revenue streams can bring the greatest benefit. Depending on the market:
- Green electricity or renewable natural gas can be produced and sold to the grid.
- “Tipping” fees can be collected from food waste haulers.
- The separated solids from dairy digesters can be used as animal bedding or sold to nurseries.
- Pathogen reduction means less air, soil and water pollution, reduced mastitis rates and avoidance of fines.
- Combined heat and power generators run 24/7 providing reliable electricity and heat where energy is not dependable.
- Generated carbon credits can be sold and renewable energy credits and RINs are tradable commodities.
- In addition, Agricultural Digesters is now developing new markets for the sale of excess bedding solids as compost and peat moss relacement.
There are regional factors driving biogas development. For example:
- Several American states have established limits on incinerating food waste which can become a biogas feedstock.
- The value of renewable natural gas (RNG) is increasing rapidly due to environmental incentives. Upgrading biogas into RNG increases profits and we offer this option where feasible.
- Dependence on fossil fuel suppliers is a political liability for countries. Agriculturally based electricity and renewable natural gas are a solution.
- The price paid for biogas, the green tariff, varies from country to country and state to state.
- Expensive electricity from local utilities can be replaced by a farm’s biodigester.
- Pig waste is an environmental issue and farmers face government fines. An anaerobic digester solves this problem.
U.S. biogas digester projects
Learn more about our work in the U.S.