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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The digester would produce fertilizer and methane, a renewable biogas that can be used to cook food and light homes. Cleve R. Wootson Jr., The Seattle Times, "Mount Everest is a ‘fecal time bomb.’ Here’s one man’s idea for handling 14 tons of human waste.," 7 Aug. 2018 Thailand has already suspended plans to buy power from another hydropower plant because of environmental concerns, while other power sources such as solar and biogas have become viable alternatives. James Hookway And Eun-young Jeong, WSJ, "Construction Firms Scrambled to Prevent Laotian Dam’s Collapse," 25 July 2018 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

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First Known Use of biogas

1971, in the meaning defined above

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