oa CSIR Science Scope - CSIR's anaerobic digester in full swing; producing biogas : energy

Volume 6, Issue 4
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While not the first anaerobic digester on the market, the CSIR has designed and constructed a unique digester that holds a South African patent. With energy savings top of mind, the digester, built on the CSIR site, produces a good quality and quantity of biogas, using municipal sludge. Human and animal waste, household waste and some industrial waste can be used as 'fuel' to fill the digester's 360 litre capacity.

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