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Biogas Production from Local Agricultural waste by using Laboratory Scale Digester

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Microbiology, Moolji Jaitha College, North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon 425001, INDIA

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 4, Issue (IYSC-2015), Pages 157-165, September,2 (2015)


In rural areas, particularly in Jalgaon district, plenty cellulosic biomass in form of agriculture waste, are available in huge quantity. It has a bio-energy potential to fulfill the energy demand. Production of biogas using biomass is excellent solution in rural development technology to fulfill energy needs. Variety of regional lignocellulosic material is available whose biogas potential to be unexplored. Biogas production using lingocellulosic residues may improve energy availability, reduced the green house gases and pollution. Adaptation of small scale biogas digester could be the answer of solving these problems. The production of biogas mainly depends on available feedstock, carbon to nitrogen ratio and its other parameters. Bio energy potential of local agriculture waste or residues sample was studied by physical, chemical and thermal analysis. Chemical analysis of this agriculture waste showed less quantity of moisture, volatile solids and total solids, total nitrogen content while higher in and calorific values with carbohydrate content. On the other hand the chemical, physical, thermal treatment does improve neither the quality nor quantity of biogas by using agriculture residues as renewable source of energy. The present work is an attempt to study on the chemical analysis of agricultural waste with respect to its various parameters for biogas production to make an active feedstock. The paper also highlights the general presentation for design a small-scale biogas unit intended to be used for further analysis of screened materials for biogas production.


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