Thursday, May 23, 2013

Anaerobic Digester Presentation - Town of Franklin - Planning Board Mtg June 3rd, 2013

Dear Friends and colleagues,

I would like to take this opportunity to invite you to attend the June 3rd, 7pm meeting of the Town of Franklin Planning Board.

355 East Central Street
Council Chambers – Second Floor
Franklin, MA 02038

During this meeting we will be having a special presentation concerning Anaerobic Digester Plants.

Please come and learn what Anaerobic Digesters are, how they benefit the environment and ultimately how they can benefit our community.

"Think Green, be GREEN!"

Anaerobic digestion definition:

Anaerobic digestion is a biological process making it possible to degrade organic matter by producing biogas which is a renewable energy source and a sludge used as fertilizer.
The production of biogas is carried out in the environment in a natural way (e.g. gas of marshes - vegetable and animal matter decomposition where the formation of bubbles at water surface can be observed).

In the absence of oxygen (anaerobic digestion), the organic matter is degraded partially by the combined action of several types of micro-organisms.   The bacteria which carry out these reactions exist in natural state in the liquid manure and the anaerobic ecosystems; it is not necessary to add more, they develop naturally in a medium without oxygen.
The resulting Methane gas is utilized to run electrical generators.

Federal EPA Anaerobic Digester website link:

Link to Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection Anaerobic Digestion website.

Articles pertaining to the Fremont, Michigan Anaerobic Digester Plant.  

In your service,

Glenn F. Jones
Franklin Town Council
Chairman - Economic Development Committee

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