WasteNot – Argonne National Laboratory

Team Members 
Principal Investigator: Seth Snyder
Entrepreneurial Lead: Jessica Linville
Industrial Mentor: Erik Pedersen

Technology Description

We design digesters and additives to enhance anaerobic digestion (AD) to process food wastes. AD is a natural process that uses bacteria to convert organic wastes into biogas, a mix of CH4 and CO2. AD is used to reduce waste volumes. Our additive technology increases digestion rates and the energy content of the biogas. Our design format enables the system to fit into modular units and maximize performance. Argonne patented the additive technology, and Linville is patenting the digester design.