biodigester

noun
bio·di·gest·er | \ ˌbī-(ˌ)ō-dī-ˈje-stər , -də- \

Definition of biodigester 

: a device or structure in which the digestion of organic waste matter by bacteria takes place with the production of a burnable biogas and a nutrient-rich slurry … the biodigester will convert table scraps from campus dormitories, manure from the campus dairy and plant waste from agricultural research fields into electricity.The Sacramento (California) Bee

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Families can easily build solar biodigesters themselves, and today the technology fuels domestic life in South Dakota basements, New York City rooftops, Maasai villages, Cairo kitchens and more than 150 other locations worldwide. National Geographic, "Transforming Garbage into a Sustainable Solar Future," 8 June 2017

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1973, in the meaning defined above

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