Biogas: An Effective and Common Energy Tool – Part II

  • Gupta Monika
  • Panpatte Deepak
  • Jhala Yogeshvari
  • Vyas Rajababu
Part of the Clean Energy Production Technologies book series (CEPT)


Combustion of nonrenewable energy sources brings about emission of greenhouse gases which lead to global warming. A large number of renewable energy sources are available as an alternative for mitigation of climate change, among which biogas seems to be more popular and attractive option. Biogas is presently still typically used for heating and electricity generation, but in the future, it may find its way as vehicle fuel. Biogas production technology has potential to utilize a large number and variety of lignocellulosic biomass such as vegetable wastes, crop residues, food waste, cattle dung, and other organic fractions. Anaerobic degradation of waste to yield biogas is a widely adopted cost-effective strategy for generation of renewable energy. In addition to energy generation, biogas technology provides additional benefits, such as reduction of odor, improved sanitation, and removal of organic waste, thereby solving a majority of modern-day problems. The slurry left after biogas production can be utilized as manure and thereby aids in nutrient recycling to the soil. Besides a large number of applications, full potential of biogas technology cannot be harnessed due to various limitations associated with it. A large number of technological improvements are done during recent years to increase conversion rates of biomass to biogas. The present article provides an insight regarding recent research for sustainable biogas production.


Biogas Renewable energy Lignocellulosic biomass Slurry Manure 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gupta Monika
    • 1
  • Panpatte Deepak
    • 2
  • Jhala Yogeshvari
    • 2
  • Vyas Rajababu
    • 2
  1. 1.Amity Institute of BiotechnologyAmity University Madhya PradeshGwaliorIndia
  2. 2.Department of Agricultural MicrobiologyBACA, AAUAnandIndia

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