The Economics of Biogas Digesters

About this Course

This course discusses the capital requirements for installing a dairy farm anaerobic digester, how the capital cost is likely to vary with herd size and the ancillary components included, what is happening to con-struction costs over time, tips on obtaining financing, and some of the grants and subsidies available to help defray the cost of a digester. The main operating and maintenance cost items are also discussed in this course.


This course provides information concerning the economic aspects of establishing an on-farm based anaerobic digester. Course participants are introduced to computer based decision support tools to assist in evaluating the economics of a digester and the issues of risk and opportunities in output markets.


Learning Outcomes & Objectives:


  • Identify sources of financing for anaerobic digesters.
  • Understand economic issues around the startup and operation of a digester.
  • Know how to use computer support tools to determine the economic feasibility of an on-farm digester.
  • Discuss potential markets for products and by-products of anaerobic digesters.


Course CodeUNN/OC/0063
Course Start DateStarted
Course Duration3 Months
Dedication2 hours per week
Number of Modules10
School offering courseUNN Online School of Oil and Gas
Video/Audio MediaNone
Course Fee200000.00

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UNN Online Program

Bioenergy Production Operations (Biogas, Biofuel and Biodiesel)

In this program, you will learn all about Bioenergy which comprises of Biogas, Biodiesel and Biofuel. Bioenergy is energy derived from Biomass; an organic based energy source supplying the worlds energy needs.

Program Courses: 10

Course Prerequisites / Requirements

Graduates of Universities are eligible to register for Post Graduate Diploma programs, and complete/pass all the modules. NCE and HND holders with a minimum of 3 years working experience, especially in the petroleum industry will be considered. WAEC holders or equivalent, can enroll and do as many individual modules as they wish.