$4.2 million state college biodigester shut down for lack of scraps - VT Digger

Just can't find good table scraps anymore....a $4.2 million anaerobic biodigester installed on the campus of Vermont Technical College is being shuttered because the college can't find enough 'fuel'. The machine had been generating enough electricity for about 200 homes.  

"The shutdown decision was based on economic, not technological, challenges, said Chaulk. Vermont Tech did not have enough food scraps to operate the digester at full capacity, which they attribute in part to delays in requiring haulers to collect compost."


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  • Doug & Patricia Richmond
    commented 2019-09-28 20:52:11 -0400
    Bad enough to lose the $4 million, and it’s in the wrong place.

    Trucks would have to go hundreds or 1000’s of miles to bring enough scraps to actually run the digester to save fossil fuel.