bio·​gas | \ ˈbī-ō-ˌgas How to pronounce biogas (audio) \

Definition of biogas

: a mixture of methane and carbon dioxide produced by the bacterial decomposition of organic wastes and used as a fuel

Examples of biogas in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The bill streamlines the ability of agricultural operations to operate toxic methane-emitting biogas technology, currently being pushed hard by ag giants like Smithfield and its subsidiaries, such as Murphy-Brown. Nick Martin, The New Republic, 12 July 2021 Bill supporters contend the streamlined permit change makes sense because most biogas systems are similarly situated. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 1 July 2021 The plant also reduces the distillery’s fuel oil demand by 15% by creating biogas and returning copper-rich fertilizer to the barley fields of Ross-shire. John Mariani, Forbes, 28 June 2021 Bloom Energy sells solid oxide fuel cell generators called Bloom Energy Servers BE that use natural gas or biogas as fuel via an electrochemical process without combustion. Trefis Team, Forbes, 16 June 2021 Household and village biogas digesters provide renewable energy and clean cooking for nearly 500 million households by 2030 in the NZE. Robert Rapier, Forbes, 20 May 2021 Duke, Dominion, and Smithfield are all predictably bullish on the potential of biogas and have spent the past few years talking it up to anyone who will listen. Nick Martin, The New Republic, 12 Apr. 2021 The technology converts hog waste into biogas, which can be used for heat and electricity. Ignacio Calderon, USA TODAY, 1 Apr. 2021 About a quarter of the more than 2,000 U.S. landfills now harvest their gas or process their waste into biogas using biodigesters. Michael E. Webber, Scientific American, 15 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of biogas

1971, in the meaning defined above

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26 Jul 2021

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“Biogas.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Aug. 2021.

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