Methane fermentation process for utilization of organic waste
 
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Institute of Agrophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Doświadczalna 4, 20-290 Lublin, Poland
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Institute of Fermentation Technology and Microbiology, Technical University of Łódź, Wólczańska 171/173, 90-924 Łódź, Poland
 
Int. Agrophys. 2012, 26(3): 317–330
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Biogas is a renewable and sustainable energy carrier generated via anaerobic digestion of biomass. This fuel is derived from various biomass resources and depending on its origin it contains methane (40-75%), carbon dioxide (20-45%) and some other compounds. The aim of this paper is to present the current knowledge and prospects of using the methane fermentation process to dispose of various types of organic wastes as well as conditions and factors affecting the methane fermentation process.
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