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Bioenergy by Anju Dahiya

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Chapter 18

Bioenergy and Anaerobic Digestion

M. Charles Gould     Extension educator, Agriculture and Agribusiness Institute, Michigan State University, West Olive, MI, USA

Abstract

Anaerobic digestion is a renewable energy technology that produces biogas. Biogas can be used to conduct work that has social benefits, such as the production of electricity or heat. Anaerobic digestion must be managed properly to generate biogas. Anaerobic digesters provide the vehicle to manage the anaerobic digestion process to maximize biogas production and stabilize slurry. Feedstocks, or biomass, are fed to a digester to create biogas. Feedstocks vary in their biogas production potential. Anaerobic digestion is a complex biochemical reaction carried out in a number ...

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