Significance of implementing decentralized biogas solutions in India: a viable pathway for biobased economy

Begum, S, Anupoju, G, Sundergopal, S, Bhargava, S, Jegatheesan, J and Eshtiaghi, N 2018, 'Significance of implementing decentralized biogas solutions in India: a viable pathway for biobased economy', Detritus, vol. 1, pp. 75-82.


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Title Significance of implementing decentralized biogas solutions in India: a viable pathway for biobased economy
Author(s) Begum, S
Anupoju, G
Sundergopal, S
Bhargava, S
Jegatheesan, J
Eshtiaghi, N
Year 2018
Journal name Detritus
Volume number 1
Start page 75
End page 82
Total pages 8
Publisher Cisa Publisher
Abstract In recent years, world economy has achieved considerable economic and social development, but this has resulted in the widespread degradation and depletion of our natural environment. Solid-waste generation increases exponentionally due to the rapid urbanization, but inappropriate waste handling causes health hazards and urban environment degradation. The goal of strengthening bio-based economy is potentially related to biogas solutions with respect to solid waste management in several ways. Bio based economy demands new ways of philosophy and co-operation within and across sectors to minimise the environmental footprint and climate change throughout the value chain. The range and significance of biogas technologies has increased rapidly during the last 30 years for the treatment of organic waste. The typical way of perceiving the role of biogas solutions is as a last step in cascading the biomass where renewable energy in the form of biogas is produced along with bio-fertiliser. Among the existing technologies for waste treatment, anaerobic digestion (AD) plays a key role in reducing waste along with the generation of renewable energy as it plays a key role in reducing the adverse effects on environmental and climatic changes of the biosphere such as the reduction of NOx and CO2 emissions in the atmosphere, leading to reduced carbon foot print and reduction in solid waste accumulation. However, AD of organic waste with conventional digesters is not practicable for the processing of large quantities of waste generated in India. The aim of the present work is to present knowledge and technological gaps between slow rate and high rate biogas solutions that emerged in India, used to replace conventional fuels with renewable and green fuel (biogas) through initiatives taken up by the governmental and private organizations.
Subject Environmental Management
Environmental Science and Management not elsewhere classified
Environmental Technologies
DOI - identifier 10.26403/detritus/2018.19
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