Biogas

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Biogas
Category Sustainable Development Terms
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Last Edit Date 2018-06-15

Biogas means :

SDABC2015.png The ABC for Sustainable Cities - A glossary for policy makers. 1st edition (2015)

Biogas is gas consisting mainly of methane Ch4 produced by anaerobic digestion of organic waste. Biogas/digester gas (methane and some carbon dioxide, and small amounts of hydrogen sulphide (H 2S), moisture and siloxanes. Biogas or digester gas can be used as a fuel; heating purpose or also be used in a gas engine to convert the energy in the gas into electricity and heat. Biogas or digester gas can be produced and collected at community wastewater treatment works, or in smaller scale household biogas plants, as has been practiced widely in China and South Asia.

Based on Worldbank.org (undated), http://water.worldbank.org/shw-resource-guide/infrastructure/menu-technical-options/wastewater-treatment.