Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) Biodigesters

February 22, 2017

At the Tampa Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) across the road from my office at the Patel College of Global Sustainability, T.H. Culhane personally donated, and our students constructed, both a Solar CITIES floating IBC biodigester and my HomeBiogas digester from Israel.  We worked with education leader Ian Reed and high school students from his summer school team. We can now showcase both the DIY digester method and a commercial system side-by-side. This is a great educational opportunity for students and visitors every day.

The original location of the digester was next to the Butterfly Garden. The effluent from the digester caused the Asclepias Milkweed to grow at twice the normal rate to feed the butterfly larvae.  When MOSI closed half of its building, including the garden, we moved the digester out to the parking lot where you can see it today.

You can learn more about this project through this newsclip.


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