Journal of Alternate Energy Sources & Technologies

ISSN: 2230-7982

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Introduction to Biogas: Methane Gas Production

Abstract Submission Deadline : November 30, 2023

Manuscript Submission Deadline : December 25, 2023

Special Issue Description

Biogas is a mixture of gasses made from raw materials such as agricultural waste, manure, municipal trash, plant material, sewage, green waste, and food waste. The main gasses in biogas are methane, carbon dioxide, and hydrogen sulfide. It is a renewable source of energy. In an anaerobic digester, biodigester, or bioreactor, methanogen or anaerobic organisms are digested to produce biogas. Methane and carbon dioxide makes up the majority of biogas, with traces of moisture, siloxanes, and hydrogen sulfide also present. Methane, hydrogen, and carbon monoxide can all be burned or subjected to oxygen oxidation. Biogas can be utilized as a fuel for fuel cells and any heating purpose, including cooking, thanks to this energy release. The energy in the gas can also be transformed into heat and power by using it in a gas engine. Similar to how natural gas is compressed to create compressed natural gas (CNG), biogas can be compressed after the carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulfide have been removed and used to power cars. When biogas transforms into bio-methane, it can be cleaned and improved to natural gas standards. Due to its ongoing production and use cycle and lack of net carbon dioxide emissions, biogas is regarded as a renewable resource. The organic material is transformed and put to use as it grows. After that, it grows again in a cycle that keeps happening. When anaerobic bacteria—bacteria that cannot exist in the presence of free oxygen—eat and digest biomass and produce biogas, the anaerobic breakdown of biomass occurs. Natural habitats for anaerobic bacteria include soils, lakes, and swampy bodies of water, as well as the gastrointestinal tracts of people and animals. Landfills for municipal solid waste and ponds used to store animal manure both produce and collect biogas. Anaerobic digesters are specialized containers where biogas can also be produced under regulated circumstances. Digestate is the material that is left over after anaerobic digestion is finished; it is nutrient-rich and can be utilized as fertilizer.

Keywords

Methane, Biogas, Digest, Anaerobic bacteria, Renewable energy, Compressed natural gas, Anaerobic digestion (AD), Municipal solid waste (MSW), Biomethanation

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