Chapter 10. Biomass Digestion to Methane in Agriculture: A Successful Pathway for the Energy Production and Waste Treatment Worldwide

  1. Wim Soetaert and
  2. Erick J. Vandamme
  1. Peter Weiland1,
  2. Willy Verstraete2 and
  3. Adrianus Van Haandel3

Published Online: 16 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470754108.ch10

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How to Cite

Weiland, P., Verstraete, W. and Van Haandel, A. (2009) Biomass Digestion to Methane in Agriculture: A Successful Pathway for the Energy Production and Waste Treatment Worldwide, in Biofuels (eds W. Soetaert and E. J. Vandamme), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470754108.ch10

Editor Information

  1. Laboratory of Industrial Microbiology and Biocatalysis, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium

Author Information

  1. 1

    Bundesforschungsanstalt für Landwirtschaft, Institut für Technologie und Biosystemtechnik, Braunschweig, Germany

  2. 2

    Faculty of Bioscience-engineering, Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium

  3. 3

    Federal University of Paraíba, Department of Civil Engineering, Campina Grande, Brazil

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 28 JAN 2009

Book Series:

  1. Wiley Series in Renewable Resources

Book Series Editors:

  1. Christian V. Stevens

Series Editor Information

  1. Faculty of Bioscience-engineering, Department of Organic Chemistry, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470026748

Online ISBN: 9780470754108

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Keywords:

  • biomass digestion to methane in agriculture;
  • Renewable Energy Act (EEG);
  • microbial conversion of energy crops and organic wastes;
  • biogas production potential;
  • application frequency of co-substrates;
  • vinasse and bagasse digestion and burning undigested bagasse residue;
  • biogas production configurations;
  • biogas utilization;
  • anaerobic digestion of biomass to biogas

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Overview

  • Introduction

  • Biogas Production Potential

  • Biogas Production Configurations

  • Outlook

  • Conclusions

  • References