An Overview of Biogas Production: Fundamentals, Applications and Future Research


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  • Nathaniel Sawyerr Department of Civil Engineering, College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science, School of Engineering, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Howard College, South Africa
  • Cristina Trois Department of Civil Engineering, College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science, School of Engineering, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Howard College, South Africa
  • Tilahun Workneh Department of Agricultural Engineering, College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science, School of Engineering, University of KwaZulu- Natal, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
  • Vincent Okudoh Department of Biotechnology and Consumer Sciences, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town Campus, South Africa

Abstract

Due to the increase in population, both developed and developing countries are facing mainly issues surrounding the future energy security and a better use of natural resources. Such present and future energy problems can be solved by the use of renewable energy sources. Among several renewable energy sources is a sustainable means of anaerobic digestion for production of gases. In the past, anaerobic digestion as a source of biogas was used mainly for degradation of waste materials or toxic compounds. However, recently, there has been great interest in producing biogas from energy crops. This paper presents an overview of state-of-the-art and future viewpoints related to the anaerobic digestion process for biogas production.Keywords: Biogas, Biomass, Anaerobic Digestion, Methane, Renewable EnergyJEL Classifications: Q4, P28DOI: https://doi.org/10.32479/ijeep.7375

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2019-02-14

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Sawyerr, N., Trois, C., Workneh, T., & Okudoh, V. (2019). An Overview of Biogas Production: Fundamentals, Applications and Future Research. International Journal of Energy Economics and Policy, 9(2), 105–116. Retrieved from https://www.econjournals.com/index.php/ijeep/article/view/7375

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