Chapter 4. Practical Aspects of Methane Production from Agricultural Wastes

  1. Hans P. Blaschek Professor Director Assistant Dean leader3,
  2. Prof. Dr. Thaddeus C. Ezeji PhD member4 and
  3. Jürgen Scheffran PhD professor5
  1. Largus T. Angenent1 and
  2. Norman R. Scott2

Published Online: 6 JUL 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780813822716.ch4

Biofuels from Agricultural Wastes and Byproducts

Biofuels from Agricultural Wastes and Byproducts

How to Cite

Angenent, L. T. and Scott, N. R. (2010) Practical Aspects of Methane Production from Agricultural Wastes, in Biofuels from Agricultural Wastes and Byproducts (eds H. P. Blaschek, T. C. Ezeji and J. Scheffran), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780813822716.ch4

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Center for Advanced BioEnergy Research, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 1207 W. Gregory Drive, Urbana, IL 61801, USA

  2. 4

    The Ohio State University, Department of Animal Sciences, and Ohio State Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC), 305 Gerlaugh Hall, 1680 Madison Avenue, Wooster, OH 44691, USA

  3. 5

    Institute for Geography, KlimaCampus, ZMAW, Hamburg University, Bundesstr. 53, 20146 Hamburg, Germany

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University, 214 Bryant Ave., Ithaca, NY 14853, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 JUL 2010
  2. Published Print: 13 AUG 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780813802527

Online ISBN: 9780813822716

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Keywords:

  • Methanogenic Populations Drive the Anaerobic Food Web of Digesters;
  • Agricultural Wastes and Anaerobic Digestion;
  • confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs);
  • combined heat and power (CHP);
  • New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA);
  • biochemical methane potentials (BMPs);
  • geographical information systems (GIS);
  • Practical Studies to Optimize Methane Generation from Agricultural Wastes;
  • VS loading rate (VSLR);
  • hydraulic retention time (HRT)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Abstract

  • Methanogenic Populations Drive the Anaerobic Food Web of Digesters

  • Agricultural Wastes and Anaerobic Digestion

  • Practical Studies to Optimize Methane Generation from Agricultural Wastes

  • Full - Scale Experiences

  • Outlook

  • Acknowledgements

  • References