bio·​gas ˈbī-ō-ˌgas How to pronounce biogas (audio)
: 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 biogas that this process yields is then captured and sold to a local utility, which will use it to heat the area’s homes. Max Kim, Los Angeles Times, 24 Aug. 2023 Over the past few years, the industry has helped spread claims that cows can be made low-carbon, with suggestions ranging from cutting emissions by converting manure into biogas to adding methane-inhibiting seaweed additives to cows’ feed, to simply raising and killing them faster. Jan Dutkiewicz, The New Republic, 5 Sep. 2023 The biogas is sold to a local utility, which says it’s used to heat 3,000 homes in Goyang. John Yoon Chang W. Lee, New York Times, 14 June 2023 To meet this goal, a new biogas production facility is being developed for Nanji. Max Kim, Los Angeles Times, 24 Aug. 2023 This methane can be turned into biogas — essentially synthetic natural gas — which is the ultimate product of all this processing. Curbed, 6 Apr. 2023 While the growth of the company’s natural gas and LNG business have most significantly contributed to its ability to shift away from crude oil, TotalEnergies also aims to quickly grow its renewable energy (solar, wind, biogas, and biofuels) business. David Trainer, Forbes, 8 June 2022 Turning it into biogas cuts that in half, said Lee Chang-gee, an engineer at the Goyang plant. John Yoon Chang W. Lee, New York Times, 14 June 2023 Anaerobic digestion is a process in which bacteria breaks down organic matter, turns it into biogas, and uses it to create renewable natural gas. Ashley Soebroto,, 21 Apr. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1971, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of biogas was in 1971

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“Biogas.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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