Anaerobic digesters on U.S. livestock farms share by technology 2018

This statistic shows the percent distribution of operational anaerobic digestion projects on U.S. livestock farms in 2018, sorted by technology. In that year, 40.3 percent of all such anaerobic digesters were operating with plug flow technology.

Distribution of anaerobic digesters operating on U.S. livestock farms in 2018, by technology

TechnologyPercentage of operating digesters
Plug flow*40.3%
Complete mix35.1%
Covered lagoon19.4%
Induced blanket reactor2%
Anaerobic sequencing batch reactor1.2%
Fixed film0.8%
Dry digester0.4%
Unknown0.8%
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Source

Release date

2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

2018

Supplementary notes

* Plug flow digesters combine all modified plug flow digesters (for example, mixed plug flow and horizontal plug flow).

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