Project #1419

Lessons Learned: Developing Solutions to Operational Side Effects Associated with Co-Digestion of High Strength Organic Wastes

Principal Investigator
Van Horne
Research Manager
Lauren Fillmore M.S.
Hazen and Sawyer
Fats, Oils & Grease (FOG)


This study presents research collected from over 40 facilities that have implemented or have considered implementing co-digestion. The research team conducted a systematic evaluation of feedstocks available for use in co-digestion and co-fermentation processes by surveying high strength organic wastes (HSWs). The team assessed and quantified operational implications of co-digestion with HSWs, including receiving, pretreatment, digestion, and post-digestion treatment and handling practices. The findings support an accessible framework of operational solutions to challenges encountered during the co-digestion of HSWs and best management practices. Published by WE&RF. 122 pages. Online PDF. (2017)

Originally funded as WERF project ENER8R13.