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Abd El-Fatah Abomohra

Chengdu University


Mahdy Elsayed

Huazhong Agricultural University

Zuzeng Qin

Guangxi University

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Hongbing Ji

Sun Yat-sen University

Zili Liu

Guangzhou University


Fossil Fuel Biogas Green House Gases Composting Chemical Pretreatment Lignocelluloses Microalgae Bacteria Anaerobic Digestates Waste Recycling Biomethanation Chemical Upgrading

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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.

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Date completed: October 14th 2019

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Deadline for full chapters: April 13th 2020

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Review results due: July 2nd 2020

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Expected publication date: August 31st 2020

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Abd El-Fatah Abomohra

Chengdu University

Abd El-Fatah Abomohra has graduated in 2012 through a cooperation program between Tanta University (Egypt) and Hamburg University (Germany) funded by DAAD, with a major in Phycology (Biomass Conversion). He has 18 years of teaching and research experience, as he worked as a teaching assistant, assistant lecturer and as a lecturer at Tanta University, Egypt since 2001. His major is Interdisciplinary microbiology and environmental engineering.  In 2014, he got a postdoctoral fellowship at Hamburg University, Germany. From 2015 until 2017, he joined Harbin Institute of Technology, China as a postdoctoral fellow. Currently, he is a full professor at Jiangsu University. During his career, he has participated in a number of national projects in Egypt, Germany, and China for wastewater treatment/CO2 sequestration and biofuel production from microalgae and have taught many undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

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