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Farm Methane Digesters – 5 Things You Should Know About Cow Power

Farm Methane is a whole new subject in the US, especially in California. Renewable energy supporters would like to repeat the success of the pioneering dairy farm manure methane digesters in the US, especially California with its supportive state policies. That’s because the methane from cow manure is being turned into electricity,  and a natural […]

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13 Biogas Generator Types

As a general rule Americans and Europeans are all big biogas generators, if they only knew it. So, every citizen of every developed country, is in that sense a biogas generator.  We each throw away several pounds (about 2kg in fact) of waste every day, and still nearly 50% of all that trash generated in the United States […]

Biogas Compressor – Purposes, Design and Suppliers

We thought that we would write about biogas compressors, their purposes, design requirements and suppliers. It is a product which is quite new and there is a growing market for these specialized compressors. There is an increasing demand for greater sophistication in the design of biogas plants, now that the many benefits from anaerobic digestion are […]

Biomethane Explosion – The Rapid Growth in Biogas Purification

There is a biomethane biogas purification explosion taking place. The rapid growth in biogas purification is a development which will help nations to de-carbonize their energy use, especially in transport fuel, and it is a very welcome recent phenomenon. At this blog we have often said that anaerobic digestion has great potential, but until 2 to […]

Anaerobic Digestion to be Detroit Zoo’s Newest Attraction and to Use Crowdsourcing

Animal waste is commonly used as fertilizer but it can now be utilized as an endless supply of energy thanks to Anaerobic Digestion. Zoos in the U.S. clean around 400 tons of animal waste a year and that amount of waste can be processed and used to provide about 10% of their energy needs. The […]

Xergi Biogas Identifies The 5 Most Critical Factors in the Design of Every Biogas Plant

In this article Xergi Biogas identifies the 5 most critical factors in the design of every Biogas Plant The highly experienced and well-respected Danish and UK based Anaerobic Digestion and Biogas Plant design and build contractor Xergi, has provided useful information on their website about achieving the efficient design of every AD Plant. This guidance is […]

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What is Biogas and Has It Been Hijacked By Big Business?

So, “What is Biogas”? The term ‘biogas’ is commonly used to refer to a gas which has been produced by the biological breakdown of organic matter in the absence of oxygen. The gases methane, hydrogen and carbon monoxide can be combusted or oxidized with oxygen and the resultant energy release allows biogas to be used […]

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Anaerobic Digestion of Dairy Manure in the US

In order to pick up the skills needed to take the plunge and invest in anaerobic digestion technology, on any farm to be straight out of college is not essential, but being young and enthusiastic clearly helps, as in our first news item, which follows: Armed with a master’s degree in animal science, Vanderkooi opened […]

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Biomethane Versus Natural Gas Placed in Context Plus Biomethane News

Biomethane vs Natural Gas plus news of progress in upgrading biogas from renewable sources

Energy from Waste- Watch out for the waste

Energy from Waste Using Advanced Conversion Technologies Including Anaerobic Digestion

 The topic today is the UK Waste Regs. and how important it is when planning a UK energy from waste project, not to “fall and get hurt by” the Waste Hierarchy! Generating energy from waste, including anaerobic digestion – Gov.uk (author unknown) “Overview; Conventional technologies; Advanced conversion technologies; Environmental controls; Obstacles to energy from waste; […]