Current Efforts for the Production and Use of Biogas Around the World

  • Aline ViancelliEmail author
  • William Michelon
  • ElMahdy Mohamed ElMahdy
Part of the Biofuel and Biorefinery Technologies book series (BBT, volume 9)


Biogas is a renewable energy source that can be generated from the digestion of a variety of organic materials and waste. Organic wastes used for biogas include animal manure, human excreta and other agricultural wastes, slaughterhouses and food industries residues or even urban solid waste. However, in some developed countries it has been used corn, barley, sunflower and sorghum as other energy sources. Biogas systems differ strongly between locations, form, cost structure and usage patterns. This difference is mainly related to the development condition of the country. When implemented properly, biogas systems can serve multiple purposes. Digesters are considered a clean and alternative technology that can help distant communities with their energy necessities by improving living conditions or even economical source. Considering this, the present chapter will be addressed: (i) Biogas production around the world; (ii) Feeding material used in different continents to generate biogas; (iii) usage of biogas produced.


Biogas substrates Bioenergy Anaerobic digestion Renewable energy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Aline Viancelli
    • 1
    Email author
  • William Michelon
    • 1
  • ElMahdy Mohamed ElMahdy
    • 2
  1. 1.Environmental EngineeringUniversidade do ContestadoConcórdiaBrazil
  2. 2.Environmental Virology Laboratory, Water Pollution Research DepartmentNational Research CentreDokki, GizaEgypt

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