digester digester  /ˈdaɪ ˌdʒɛ stər/

Definition(s):

  • (n) autoclave consisting of a vessel in which plant or animal materials are digested

Usage(s):

  1. A pit next to the box and the most basic bio-digester you've ever seen.
  2. However, the digester system will be one that receives all of the astronauts' waste materials and regenerates them as food and water.
  3. An enzyme is a digester.

News

  1. SoCal Dairy Farmers Look to Turn Waste into Energy

    New digesters produced by California company CH4 Power Inc. could help reduce pollution produced by dairy farms in the San Joaquin Valley. [ more › ]
    on June 11, 2013     Source: LAist

  2. Turning cow dung into electricity

    Dairy farmers have been burned by systems that promise to turn manure into power, but a new generation of digesters could revive this segment of the renewable energy field. Dairy farmer Ron Koetsier's 1,200 cows produce roughly 90 tons of manure daily, and for the last three decades, he has tried unsuccessfully to turn the stinky dung into energy to power his 450-acre farm in Visalia.        
    on June 10, 2013     Source: The Morning Call

Quotes

  1. "This would be the first food digester in the state of Wisconsin and one of only a handful in the entire country," Falk said. "Food waste recycling is a new green industry that offers tremendous financial and environmental benefits....
    on Jun 25, 2010 By: Kathleen Falk Source: Wisconsin Ag Connection

  2. "There will be some flexibility on the side of technology," says Manitoba agriculture minister Rosann Wowchuk. "If an individual is implementing a bio-digester or a separator then that will be considered as environmentally friendly and those...
    on Sep 26, 2008 By: Rosann Wowchuk Source: Farmscape Online

  3. Tester says this technology is a huge step in the right direction, "We hear a lot about wind power, it's great, so is the methane digester down south, and this, you put all of these things together and it makes a much more diversified energy...
    on Aug 14, 2008 By: Jon Tester Source: KPAX-TV

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