Chapter 20. Production and Utilization of Methane Biogas as Renewable Fuel

  1. Alain A. Vertès2,
  2. Nasib Qureshi3,
  3. Hans P. Blaschek4 and
  4. Hideaki Yukawa5
  1. Zhongtang Yu,
  2. Mark Morrison and
  3. Floyd L. Schanbacher

Published Online: 12 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470750025.ch20

Biomass to Biofuels: Strategies for Global Industries

Biomass to Biofuels: Strategies for Global Industries

How to Cite

Yu, Z., Morrison, M. and Schanbacher, F. L. (2010) Production and Utilization of Methane Biogas as Renewable Fuel, in Biomass to Biofuels: Strategies for Global Industries (eds A. A. Vertès, N. Qureshi, H. P. Blaschek and H. Yukawa), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470750025.ch20

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Sloan Fellowship, London Business School, UK

  2. 3

    Bioenergy Research, United States Department of Agriculture, National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research, Peoria, IL, USA

  3. 4

    Center for Advanced BioEnergy Research, Department of Food Science & Human Nutrition and The Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA

  4. 5

    Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology Group, Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth (RITE), Kyoto, Japan

Author Information

  1. Department of Animal Sciences and Environmental Science Graduate Program, The Ohio Agricultural Development and Research Center, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 JAN 2010
  2. Published Print: 15 JAN 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470513125

Online ISBN: 9780470750025

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Keywords:

  • production and utilization of methane biogas as renewable fuel;
  • methane (CH4), primary fuel present in natural gas;
  • microbes and metabolisms underpinning biomethanation;
  • major phases of entire biomethanation process;
  • simplified methanogenesis pathway;
  • potential feedstocks for methane biogas production;
  • agricultural residues and energy crops;
  • Continuous Stirred Tank Reactor (CSTR);
  • Completely Mixed Contact Reactor (CMCR) and Sand-Bed Filter Reactor;
  • methane biogas as fuel

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Microbes and Metabolisms Underpinning Biomethanation

  • Potential Feedstocks Used for Methane Biogas Production

  • Biomethanation Technologies for Production of Methane Biogas

  • Utilization of Methane Biogas as a Fuel

  • Perspective

  • Concluding Remarks

  • Disclaimer

  • References