Anaerobic digestion In naturally occurring ecosystems, organic matter is decomposed by certain microorganisms under conditions ranging from oxygen-limiting to oxygen-free conditions into a methane(CH4)-rich gas.1,2 Industrial biogas generation by anaerobic digestion is today an interesting way of producing fuels from various wastes.3,4 The raw materials used in these commercial applications have traditionally been agricultural, animal
Authors & references
Raimo Alén, University of Jyväskylä
1. Alén, R. 2011. Principles of biorefining. In: Alén, R. (Ed.). Biorefining of Forest Resources. Paper Engineers’ Association, Helsinki, Finland. Pp. 55−114.
2. Alén, R. 2018. Carbohydrate Chemistry – Fundamentals and Applications. World Scientific, Singapore. Pp. 455−462.
3. Lehtomäki, A. 2006. Biogas Production from Energy Crops and Crop Residues. Doctoral Thesis, University of Jyväskylä, Department of Biological and Environmental Science, Jyväskylä, Finland. 91 p.
4.Rasi, S. 2009. Biogas Composition and Upgrading to Biomethane. Doctoral Thesis, University of Jyväskylä, Department of Biological and Environmental Science, Jyväskylä, Finland. 76 p.
5. Jönsson, O., Polman, E., Jensen, J. K., Eklund, R., Schyl, H. and Ivarsson, S. 2003. Sustainable Gas Enters the European Gas Distribution System. Danish Gas Technology Center (DGC), Hørsholm, Denmark.
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