Biogas power plant

Biogas power plant

Biogas can be produced from organic material (manure, plant waste, organic waste) using bacteria. Biogas is a mixture of methane and carbon dioxide; burning methane produces energy.

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  • - This by-product of biogas production is used as a fertilizer in agriculture.

  • - This by-product of biogas production is used as a fertilizer in agriculture.
  • - Biogas is also used as a fuel in vehicles. The gas produced from a hectare of maize is enough for a natural gas-powered car to travel approx. 70,000 kilometers (43,496 miles).

  • - This by-product of biogas production is used as a fertilizer in agriculture.
  • - This by-product of biogas production is used as a fertilizer in agriculture.
  • - Biogas is also used as a fuel in vehicles. The gas produced from a hectare of maize is enough for a natural gas-powered car to travel approx. 70,000 kilometers (43,496 miles).

Narration

Biogas is produced by bacteria. It consists mostly of methane, with carbon dioxide and trace gases. Biogas can be used as a fuel in cars or can be burned to produce electricity.

Biogas is produced in reactors, also called fermenters, by bacteria. Various types of organic material are used in raw material for biogas production, such as manure, plant waste, and organic waste.
The gas produced from a hectare of maize can provide a constant supply of electric power for a number of families.

Electricity is produced by generators. Methane is ignited in the turbines and the hot gas rotates them. The turbines, in turn, drive the generator.

By-products of biogas production are heat and, in the fermentor, compost. The heat that is released is used directly for heating, while the resulting compost is used as a fertilizer in agriculture.

The production and use of biogas do not harm the environment. Burning methane produces far less harmful materials than burning petroleum products or natural gas.
The amount of carbon dioxide used by plants in photosynthesis is equal to the amount of carbon dioxide released from the biogas produced from them.
That is, the production and use of plant-based biogas do not contribute to the increase of the greenhouse effect.

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