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On behalf of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition Municipal Solid Waste Hub (Waste Hub), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency developed the Anaerobic Digestion – Project Screening Tool (AD-PST) to assist stakeholders in assessing the potential feasibility of an anaerobic digestion (AD) project. The tool estimates how much biogas and digestate a proposed AD project could generate and evaluates the end-use options for the resulting biogas and digestate. The tool requires minimal waste-related data inputs (e.g., wet or dry system, waste composition, and AD system temperature) and provides defaults that users can overwrite with more project-specific information. The tool uses this information to generate the following outputs:
The tool can be used to evaluate AD opportunities for a variety of feedstocks, including organic municipal solid waste, livestock manure, agricultural residues, and wastewater.