Feedstock for Biogas Energy

Asked September 24, 2013, 10:36 AM EDT

Can human excreta be used for biogas energy production? If yes, why? If not, why not?

Outside United States animal manure management ag energy anaerobic digestion and biogas

1 Response

It is certainly possible chemically and is being done in certain parts of the United States from municipal sources of wastewater treatment by-products. Here is a list of tests and operations in the Northeast, but I've heard of this being done in the South and Midwest and on the West Coast:
http://www.nebiosolids.org/index.php?page=energy-from-biosolids-other-residuals.