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A mixture of methane and carbon dioxide produced by bacterial degradation of organic matter and used as a fuel.


(General Engineering) a gas that is produced by the action of bacteria on organic waste matter: used as a fuel


or bi•o-gas

(ˈbaɪ oʊˌgæs)

any gas fuel derived from the decay of organic matter, as the mixture of methane and carbon dioxide produced by the bacterial decomposition of sewage, manure, garbage, or plant crops.
bi`o•gas`i•fi•ca′tion, n.


Gas fuel that is obtained from living matter, such as ethanol from sugarcane or methane from decaying organic substances.


[ˈbaɪəʊgæs] Nbiogás m
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The MEBP, set to launch in 2019, will employ a high altitude anaerobic biogas digester to treat human waste (estimated by the MEBP to be 12,000 kg of solid human waste per year on Mount Everest).
But the efficiency is low because the methane producing bacteria in the biogas digester have trouble accessing the energy locked in fibrous materials such as cellulose and lignin.
Somreth and Chiv also use manure from their pigs and cows to feed a biogas digester, which provides them with all the methane gas they need for cooking, saving time collecting wood, reducing deforestation and making cooking a smoke-free experience.
Whether application of bioslurry is a beneficial contribution to farm households depends on how their livelihoods are organised and should be subject to scrutiny if considering whether to obtain a biogas digester or not.
Its (B)pack (that plastic bag carried on the back) is filled with biogas from a special mobile biogas digester -- a sealed compost bag -- after which the biogasfilled (B)pack can be carried to a home where it is hooked up to a biogas cooking stove.
One disadvantage is that solid manure which would normally be left in the animal house, and subsequently taken out to fields, gardens or fishponds, is washed into the biogas digester (Vu et al.
One major limiting factor of the practicality of biogas technology is the relatively high installation cost of the biogas digester [9].
Philippine-Sino Center for Agricultural Technology (PhilSCAT) is now all set to implement its biogas program with the arrival of the biogas digester sets from China last January 15.
It can be produced inside a biogas digester which is essentially an airtight container in which organic waste such as cow dung and plant material is decomposed to produce biogas.
Ann Lenhart, an American Fullbright exchange engineering student at the University of Namibia's Ongwediva campus developed a biogas digester.
The biogas digester is expected to be completed in August and be fully operational in 2013.
In a biogas digester, anaerobic bacteria (bacteria that thrive in an oxygen-free environment) decompose organic matter into methane, carbon dioxide and sludge.