How biogas works

by | May 15, 2008 12:41 AM ET

Biogas is methane generated by bacteria. Using a biogas digester, you can create and collect biogas for use in cooking and heating. Biogas behaves exactly like natural gas, which is mostly methane. There are several advantages to biogas, especially in developing countries, as indicated by recent studies:

When burning gas is good for the planet

Biogas is very easy to make. Here's a quick overview:

At a larger scale:

How does a biogas plant work?

If you would like to create your own methane, here is a simple DIY project:

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