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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After considering options which included biogas and pit additives – products used to try and reduce sludge volume – the company opted for unplanted drying beds.
The Hong Kong architects have redesigned Jintai village from scratch, building 22 earthquake-resistant homes and an innovative animal-rearing facility that will generate energy from biogas.
Biodigester fermentation tanks turn the waste into biogas, a form of clean solar energy that can power generators, refrigerators, air conditioners, cooking, and more.
For now, only a small portion of the city’s food waste is converted into biogas.
Like the human stomach, anaerobic digestion facilities use microbes to break down organics into biogas, which is primarily methane and carbon dioxide.
The biogas must be refined before it can be put into a utility’s natural gas pipeline, or used as fuel for trucks and buses.
If methane and biogas rise in price, so will the cost of running the box.
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