The anaerobic digestion microbiome: from ecology to process control

01 October 2015 → 30 September 2020
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Environmental microorganism biotechnology
methanogenesis anaerobic digestion archaea biogas microbial community methane
Project description

Anaerobic digestion is a crucial process in the framework of renewable energy production. At present, this process is being operated and controlled, based on simple parameters, which often leads to process failure. In this research, new indicators are being developed, based on a fundamental understanding of the microbial community involved in the process, to allow more efficient process control.