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How Is Biogas Produced?
Biogas is a naturally occurring, renewable energy source that is created when organic matter breaks down and produces gas. This is different from natural gas, which is a non-renewable source of energy and can be created manually by processing organic waste.
Biogas is an environmentally friendly fuel that can be used for a variety of different reasons such as vehicle fuel and for industrial machinery.
The way biogas forms is when organic matter is broken down by microbes, which feed on the waste and produce methane gas during digestion. This can then be used as is or processed into an eco-friendly equivalent to natural gas.
The waste produced from biogas production can also be recycled and used within the agricultural industry, making it the perfect environmentally friendly alternative to other fuel sources and fossil fuels that harm the earth and which are being quickly depleted.
Some of the biowaste used in biogas production includes animal waste, food scraps and sewage, which means there are no products being wasted to produce this kind of fuel.
Biogas is made from recycling products that are already a form of waste. This makes it a sustainable energy source as there is little effect on the environment from using land, crops or other resources during production.
Biowaste is processed into smaller chunks and pieces and made into a slurry by adding liquid such as wastewater. The biowaste slurry is then heated to optimal temperatures for microbes to feed and left for several weeks to allow the microbes to digest the waste and produce the gas.
Once the gas has been produced, it is purified and is then ready for use both commercially and industrially. It can also be liquified and used for a variety of different purposes both in gas and liquid form.
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