Biogas Technology, Transfer and Diffusion

  • M. M. El-Halwagi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction and Summary

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. M. M. El-Halwagi
      Pages 2-4
    3. M. M. El-Halwagi
      Pages 5-13
  3. General Topics (The Opening Session)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Maryalice Risdon
      Pages 14-17
    3. David C. Stuckey
      Pages 18-44
    4. Vaclav Smil
      Pages 45-50
    5. Tata B. S. Prakasam, Norman L. Brown, Cecil Lue-Hing
      Pages 57-62
    6. George L. Chan
      Pages 63-63
  4. Sociocultural Aspects of Biogas Technology

  5. Economic Aspects

  6. Institutional and Financial Infrastructure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 134-134
    2. H. D. Steingass, W. Paul Weatherly
      Pages 135-141
  7. Regional Programs, Networks, and Aid Agencies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 148-148
    2. M. M. El-Halwagi
      Pages 149-149
    3. R. Caceres, B. Chiliquinga
      Pages 150-165
    4. W. Ludwig Ingram Jr.
      Pages 166-170
    5. OEKOTOP GmbH
      Pages 171-172
    6. M. M. El-Halwagi
      Pages 173-174
  8. Technical Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
    2. Engineering Designs

      1. M. A. Hamad, A. M. Abdel Dayem, M. M. El-Halwagi
        Pages 228-240
      2. A. Tilche, F. De Poli, L. Ercoli, O. Tesini, L. Cortellini, S. Piccinini
        Pages 259-269
      3. R. Chamy, S. Videla, E. Navarrete
        Pages 270-276
      4. P. Balsari, P. Bonfanti, E. Bozza, F. Sangiorgi
        Pages 306-316
      5. S. B. Pradhan
        Pages 317-321
      6. D. Compagnion, D. Rolot, H. P. Naveau, E. J. Nyns, V. Baratakanwa, D. Nditabiriye et al.
        Pages 333-334
    3. Gas-Use Devices

      1. M. M. El-Halwagi
        Pages 336-336

About this book


The International Conference on the State of the Art on Biogas Technology, Transfer and Diffusion was held in Cairo, Egypt, from 17 to 24 November 1984. The Conference was organized by the Egyptian Academy of Scientific Research and Technology (ASR T), the Egyptian National Research Centre (NRC), the Bioenergy Systems and Technology project (BST) of the US Agency for International Development (US/AID) Office of Energy, and the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). A number of international organizations and agencies co-sponsored the Conference. More than 100 participants from 40 countries attended. The purpose of the Conference was to assess the viability of biogas technology (BGT) and propose future courses of action for exploiting BGT prospects to the fullest extent. The Conference emphasized a balanced coverage of technical, environ­ mental, social, economic and organizational aspects relevant to biogas systems design, operation and diffusion. It was organized to incorporate experiences that are pertinent, for the most part, to developing countries. In addition to the wide spectrum of presentations and country programs, structured and non-structured discussions among the participants were strongly encouraged in thematic sessions at round-table discussions, and through personal contacts during poster sessions and field trips. It was clear from the enthusiastic response of most participants that the Conference, in large measure, succeeded in fulfilling its mission. Although draft papers were distributed to all participants, it was felt that the results obtained were worthy of organized and refined documentation. And this is precisely what this book intends to do.


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Editors and affiliations

  • M. M. El-Halwagi
    • 1
  1. 1.National Research CentreDokki, CairoEgypt

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
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  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-8416-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-4313-1
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