R-Urban London

Micro Digestion Networks





The White Building
Unit 7, Queens Yard
White Post Lane
E9 5EN

Join 'Experiments In Household Knowledge' for a series of short presentations showcasing initiatives which explore micro anaerobic digesters as a source for sustainable energy production and waste management.

The process of anaerobic digestion is the natural breakdown of organic materials into biogas and fertiliser. In Europe the technology is most frequently applied on an industrial scale however it is common to find smaller scale digesters in rural India and China where they provide a vital source of energy and compost.

Currently in London there are a number of projects initiating Micro Anaerobic Digesters with the aim of developing models which would make them economically viable as forms of waste management and energy production.

Experiments in Household Knowledge brings together a collection of speakers for an informal exchange in Hackney Wick as part of Public Assembly, a one-day summer school and public exhibition about open-source learning.

This event is part of an ongoing project to build an anaerobic digester in Hackney Wick made from reclaimed materials and to start digesting some of the food waste produced in the area.

About 'Public Assembly'
Public Assembly is a one-day free school celebrating alternative forms of knowledge and creative expression in art and technology. A full day of architectural installations, live demonstrations, water taxis, canal boat lectures, cinema screenings, talks and performances, accompanied by photo booth, DIY publications, parents' coffee stand, and refreshments.

Public Assembly is organised by Free Cooper Union to pay tribute to New York City's last free university - the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Art and Science, whose Board of Trustees voted to end its 154-year tradition of giving full scholarships to all admitted students.

Public Assembly runs from 2pm - 9pm