VTT Project to Tune AD for Biogas & Fatty Acids from Organic Wastes
VTT Technological Research Centre of Finland (VTT) coordinates a new European project, which focuses on studying anaerobic digestion (AD) of organic waste and developing its control.
AD process can be optimized to produce biogas or volatile fatty acids that are even more valuable products than biogas. The produced volatile fatty acids can be converted to raw materials with which it’s possible to produce oil-replacing biobased products.
During the anaerobic digestion process, which contains four main steps, the organic matter is degraded by bacteria to biogas in the absence of oxygen. Anaerobic digestion of biowaste also promotes the green society, due to the fact that AD process has many positive environmental impacts.