AD reduces the overall volume of solids and wastes and reduces greenhouse gas emissions by capturing methane that would have otherwise been released into the atmosphere. The beneficial nutrients found in the digestate are used instead of being wasted (landfilling) or burned (incineration).
AD provides a nutrient rich digestate that can be used as a soil amendment.
This can promote food production, while relying on less manufacturing than synthetic fertilizers.
Manufactured fertilizers requires using energy and also contributes to increased greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere. With increased nutrients in the soil, plants grow bigger faster. This means plants can use more carbon, which helps remove it from the atmosphere. This helps farmers as well, because they have increased crop productivity!
AD also helps reduce soil erosion because biosolids-enriched soil encourages thick vegetation and binds water in the soil, limiting sediment runoff during rain. AD requires a smaller footprint than composting operations.
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