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In Europe over the past few years the generation of biogas for energy and environmental purposes has been gaining in importance. Industrial wastewaters, cattle manure, sewage sludges, urban wastes, crop residues, algae and aquatic biomass are all typical of the materials being utilised. In contrast to the extensive inventory of biomethanation processes which has been carried out within the EEC, until recently a detailed, up-to-date investigation of the end-uses of biogas had not been undertaken. To supply the necessary information, the Commission of the European Communities entrusted a study to the Unit of Bioengineering at the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium. This book is a record of that study. It gives a broad overview of the ongoing use of biogas in Europe and summarises available data on storage, purification and engines using biogas in Europe. It draws several conclusions concerning the technical and economic viability of the processes. Finally, it discusses the problems of using biogas and outlines recommendations for future R & D and demonstration projects.

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Authors: CONSTANT M, Unité de Génie Biologique, Université Catholique de Louvain (BE);NAVEAU H, Unité de Génie Biologique, Université Catholique de Louvain (BE);NYNS E J, Unité de Génie Biologique, Université Catholique de Louvain (BE);FERRERO G L, CEC - Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 12034 EN (1989) 345 pp.
Availability: Available from Elsevier Science Publishers Ltd., Crown House, Linton Road, Barking, Essex IG11 8JU (GB)
ISBN: ISBN 1-85166-339-8
Record Number: 198910493 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Original language: en
Available languages: en