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

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Recent Examples on the Web Cetecioglu Gurol and other researchers have found that organic compounds created during that biogas production process provide a good source of carbon for creating bioplastics. Bryn Nelson, CNN, 6 Sep. 2022 It’s at Goodrich Dairy using manure and food waste to produce biogas. Jan Ellen Spiegel, Hartford Courant, 22 May 2022 The plan also includes support for industries to replace gas with hydrogen, biogas, and biomethane to further reduce dependence on Russian fossil fuels. WIRED, 20 Aug. 2022 All this material means that Los Angeles will have to build additional processing facilities to make compost or use alternative technologies, like anaerobic digestion, to create biogas. James Rainey, Los Angeles Times, 18 Aug. 2022 The company recently installed an Electric Vehicle (EV) charging station in Mumbai that runs on biogas produced from waste. Niharika Sharma, Quartz, 5 Aug. 2022 The city of Phoenix, Ariz. is taking raw biogas produced at its wastewater treatment plant and cleaning it before it is compressed and injected in natural gas pipelines — as opposed to sending it into the atmosphere. Ken Silverstein, Forbes, 16 June 2021 The number of technologies targeted for tax breaks is dizzying: fuel cells, geothermal, energy storage, biogas, microgrids, thermal energy storage, hydrogen production, tint-changing windows, roof insulation, and more are all singled out. John Timmer, Ars Technica, 28 July 2022 The next few years will see the distillery no longer relying on natural gas for power, instead using green hydrogen (created using electrolysis with no carbon dioxide emitted) and biogas as fuel sources. Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 16 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of biogas

1971, in the meaning defined above

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“Biogas.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2022.

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