biogas

noun
bio·gas | \ ˈbī-ō-ˌgas \

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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DeFeo said the Temple sewage should be going to a facility equipped with biogas cogeneration, an anaerobic process in which methane in sewage is made into fuel, making the initiative sustainable. Annabelle Williams, Philly.com, "Temple's food waste digesters disrupting the industry or just 'shifting the burden'?," 27 June 2018 In total, 31 percent of consumption was met with wind, 24 percent with hydroelectric, 5 percent with biogas and 1.1 percent with photovoltaics. Megan Geuss, Ars Technica, "Portugal is showing that ambitious renewable energy goals are within reach," 16 Apr. 2018 Potawatomi Attorney General Jeff Crawford said facility managers and tribal officials have been taking the violations seriously and shut down waste digesters and biogas-burning generators for two months last summer to find the cause of the problem. Don Behm, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Potawatomi's $20 million waste-to-energy plant violated wastewater permit with excessive discharges," 12 Apr. 2018 This biogas is collected and burned in two generators to produce electricity. Don Behm, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Potawatomi's $20 million waste-to-energy plant violated wastewater permit with excessive discharges," 12 Apr. 2018 Consumption showed a slightly different story, considering that dispatchable resources from fossil fuels and biogas are used to meet demand when variable resources like wind can not. Megan Geuss, Ars Technica, "Portugal is showing that ambitious renewable energy goals are within reach," 16 Apr. 2018 That includes solar arrays and wind farms as well as other renewable technologies like biogas fuel cells, micro-hydro generation systems and energy storage technologies. Dennis Pillion, AL.com, "Apple hits 100 percent renewable power, but what does that mean?," 10 Apr. 2018 The waste then brews inside, producing biogas, a combination of methane, carbon dioxide, hydrogen sulfide and other components. Ivan Nechepurenko, New York Times, "‘When a City of 40,000 People Gets Poisoned, They Don’t Care’," 5 Apr. 2018 Ukraine wants to boost solar, hydro, wind, biomass and biogas output to 11 percent of power generation by 2020, said Yulia Kovaliv, the head of Ukraine’s National Investment Council. Time, "Chernobyl Is Now the World’s Unlikeliest Green Energy Experiment," 13 Mar. 2018

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1971, in the meaning defined above

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