Six Nations Public Works taking part in unique study of Anaerobic Digestion systems

Six Nations was chosen as one of four First Nations communities in Ontario to assess a small-scale Anaerobic Digestion technology. Shayne Hill, Manager of Energy and Infrastructure Cambium Indigenous Professional Services (CIPS), presented the opportunity for Six Nations to see if they would be a good candidate for a micro Anaerobic Digestion (AD) system in the community. Anaerobic Digestion is the process where organic matter such as animal or food waste is broken down to produce biogas and biofertilizer, explains Hill. “The system is a big stomach, you can put anything organic in there such as livestock waste, crops, waste water, and food waste. You put that into the system and you get two by-products, one is a gas that you can burn or heat for electricity or you can…

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