ERIC Number: ED259927
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
An Introduction to Biogas Production on the Farm.
National Center for Appropriate Technology, Butte, MT.
This three-section report provides introductory information about biogas production and its application to farm environments. The first section discusses the various components of a biogas production system (a system that converts organic wastes into a usable form of energy), explains the system's benefits and liabilities, and provides a brief checklist to determine if biogas production may be applicable to a specific situation. The second section features descriptions of four biogas projects using a case study approach. These projects were completed with federal funds awarded to farmers, ranchers, and engineers to design, construct, and demonstrate biogas production systems. The third and final section provides descriptions of several Department of Energy grants relating to biogas production and an annotated list of suggested readings. (ML)
Descriptors: Agricultural Engineering, Alternative Energy Sources, Case Studies, Energy Conservation, Farm Management, Federal Programs, Fuel Consumption, Fuels, Power Technology, Recycling, Technological Advancement, Technology
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Reports - General; Reference Materials - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Energy, Washington, DC. Appropriate Technology Program.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Appropriate Technology, Butte, MT.