Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

Bethany Loya

Hi again!

These past few weeks have really flown by. Since my last post, we have given the OK for the new biodigester to begin running and have started our Biochemical Methane Potential Assays (BMPs).

Originally, we did not plan to observe and assist with the construction of UGA Costa Rica’s new tubular anaerobic digester. Fortunately, plans changed and I was able to learn all about what it takes to build a tubular anaerobic digester for a farm here in San Luis.

Not only was the process impressive, but the cooperation of the staff and the process of problem solving reminded me that projects like this cannot be done alone. This biodigester is adjacent to an already functional digester and will also provide methane to the UGA Costa Rica campus kitchen up the hill. The hope is that this farm can serve as a model for farmers to visually see an alternative…

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