Renewable energy and sanitation from anaerobic digestion (AD) in remote and off-grid communities: Cold/ High Anaerobic Digestion Conference

March 4 to 7

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This will be an unprecedented, unique gathering of the leading minds of anaerobic digestion and related sanitation and energy work for remote, cold communities. Sponsored by the NATO Science for Peace Program and hosted by the living laboratory of the U.S. National Renewable Energy Lab in Fairbanks, it will offer catalytic presentations and conversations as well as a hands-on building opportunity to work on U.S. EPA funded pilot digesters.

Location: The U.S. National Renewable Energy Lab in Fairbanks, Alaska, USA (with remote participation option)

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Agenda Overview

March 4th – Land Acknowledgement & Welcome Mixer

March 5th – AD Technologies & Community Design Research

  • Morning Research: AD Technology & Community Based Design
  • Afternoon Practice: Off-Grid Engineering & Regulatory Aspects
  • Evening Social: Conference Dinner & Discussions

March 6th – AD Field Applications & Build Challenges

  • Morning Research: AD Technologies Notes from the Field
  • Afternoon Group Build Challenges: design systems for given scenarios, then present to all
  • Evening Social: Northern Lights Viewing (Optional Attempt)

March 7th – Local Research & Application Field Trips (Optional)

  • Morning: CHAD Pilot Design Collaboration with NREL            
  • Afternoon: Chena Hot Springs Sustainability and Northern Lights Tour or visit to another local research facility

More Information

This workshop is organized by the IARPC Cold/High Anaerobic Digestion (Chad) Community Of Practice (Interim Contact: Margaret McCauley, mccauley.margaret@epa.gov) and supported by the NATO Science for Peace and Security Programme.

graphic reading This workshop is supported by the NATO Science for Peace and Security Programme