Thursday, June 14, 2012

Biogas: alternative fuel gas

 As we already saw on a previous occasion, the biomass includes fast-growing plants, remains of animals, wood and algae cultured, to cite just a few simple examples.

It is a source of energy from the Sun ultimately, and it can become renewable energy provided be used properly

What is biogas?

The biogas comes to be a fuel gas generated in specific devices or natural environments from the different reactions of biodegradation plaguing the organic, by the action of micro-organisms as well as other factors in the absence of air.

This resulting gas consists of carbon dioxide (CO2), carbon monoxide (CO), methane (CH4), and other gases although in quantities smaller than the previous ones.

What can biogas be used?

The production of biogas by decomposition without air (anaerobic decomposition) is a useful way to treat biodegradable waste, given that produces a fuel value and generates an effluent that can be applied as a soil conditioner or generic payment.

In addition, this type of gas can be also used to produce electricity via turbines or generating plants to gas, as well as stoves, dryers, furnaces, boilers, or other combustion gas systems.