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Household Anaerobic Digestion Technology and Bio-inspired Design

This blog is about household digesters, my experience in designing and building them, and lessons I’ve learned after discovering that nature had already made perfect digesters long before I gained an interest in designing them. I apologize in advance if verbiage within this writing seems intended for an audience of anaerobic digestion enthusiasts. In an effort to bridge this gap, I will provide a brief list of just a couple of terms that might be useful:

Feedstock: The content that is fed to an anaerobic digester (food waste or manure)