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11 19 Biogas

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  • 1. Alternative Energy Term: Biogas
  • 2. Biogas
    • a gas produced by the biological breakdown of organic matter in the absence of oxygen. Biogas originates from biogenic (living) material.
  • 3. Farm Digester
    • Farm Generated Energy
    • Produces electricity
  • 4. Methane
    • Methane: A natural gas, burns very clean, does not condense easily (like propane) which makes it hard to transport. Very harmful to the atmosphere.
  • 5.
    • Problem: Methane was escaping from the old landfill site. Site was too small for a large commercial power plant
    • Solution: Pepco recovers the gas and uses it to generate enough electricity to power 400 homes
  • 6. Low tech digester $300
  • 7. Methane
  • 8. Environmental Technology
    • Innovations Movie