11 19 Biogas

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11 19 Biogas

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

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