Anaerobic Digestion is a renewable energy technology whereby waste is consumed by microbes to produce biogas, which can be burned to produce energy. The UK AD Microbiome Monitoring Project uses high-throughput genetic sequencing to characterise the microbial communities performing this task in industrial digesters throughout the UK, with the aim of better understanding and controlling the process.
The graph below shows operating conditions in participating reactors over time. For more detail,
data from each week for each reactor can be browsed and searched here. When sequencing
of the reactor microbial communities is carried out, these results will be made available as well.