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This project analyzes how the perception and implementation of biogas differs across large-scale farms, small-scale farms, and homesteading operations. Its end goal is to better understand the economic feasibility and practicality of biogas at different scales with the hope of establishing a more solid foundation for the sustainability community to operate on and more widespread use of biogas. Both a survey and in-person interviews were conducted during this research. The results of both indicate that existing literature does not accurately represent the state of biogas in Pennsylvania. While public perception and existing studies indicate that biogas is most effective on large-scale farms, this study finds that biogas on a micro scale is overall more affordable, accessible, and easy to maintain.

Poster originally presented at the Susquehanna Valley Undergraduate Research Symposium on Wednesday, July 16, 2023.

Funded by the William Corrington Renewable Energy Fund and Center for Sustainability & the Environment.

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biogas, renewable energy, agriculture, Pennsylvania


biogas, renewable energy, agriculture, Pennsylvania