|What is a biodigester ? -
- A biodigester is a machine used for the production of biogas, a mixture of gases created by methanogenic bacteria digesting organic matter in an anaerobic condition. A biodigester is often also referred to as a biogas chamber, a biogas plant or an anaerobic reactor. Biogas is used as a substitute for natural gas and propane in a range of situations from cooking, heating, and lighting, to electricity generation, and vehicle fuel. Biodigesters also produce an effluent slurry that is used as a fertilizer in a range of agricultural applications. Biodigesters are used in many countries to process animal and certain plant agricultural waste. They can also be used as a sanitation system for the processing of human waste.