About the book
Anaerobic digestion (AD) is by far the most important technology for providing clean renewable energy to millions in rural areas of many developing countries. AD of biowastes produces both biomethane and anaerobic-digestate as a byproduct that can be used further as a biofertilizer. Biowaste including sewage, food processing waste, animal waste, and lignocellulosic waste typically produces biogas containing 55-70% biomethane and 30-45% CO2. AD has several inherent benefits such as generating renewable energy, remediating biowaste, and curtailing CO2/CH4 emissions to improve the environment and socio-economic status. In the context of energy consumption, over 85% of the total energy currently consumed comes from non-renewable fossil resources. Biogas technology can provide sustainable, affordable, and eco-friendly energy along with green byproducts through waste recycling. The present book aims to address the needs of graduate and postgraduate students, as well as engineers and other professionals or readers interested in recent advances in biogas production.