Economics, Feasibility, & Policy

Economics Relating to Anaerobic Digestion

The economics of anaerobic digestion (AD) systems vary widely and depend upon many variables. The consistent issues that arose in New York are:

  • Electricity prices paid to producers do not allow for economic viability for the AD system
  • Cost estimates for projects have sometimes been unrealistic
  • Tipping fees can offset the operational and management costs of the AD system
  • Lenders may be unfamiliar with the complexity of AD systems

Economic Resources

Feasibility of Anaerobic Digestion Systems

Before constructing and operating an anaerobic digester, it is best to first ensure that the process is feasible for the farm.

Feasibility Resources

Policy Relating to Anaerobic Digestion

The policy that both supports and governs anaerobic digestion can be confusing to navigate. On this webpage, we have listed resources to help understand these topics.

Policy Resources