This book presents a comprehensive synopsis of the production and utilization of biomethane along with important recent advances. Biomethane production offers valuable alternative energy solutions for the replacement of fossil fuels to lessen environmental impacts and strategize for mitigating global warming and climate change.
Chapters first focus on the production of biogas (or biomethane) with emphasis on the different biomass utilization for industrial and domestic applications and describe the characteristics, parameters, and process design of anaerobic digesters for biomethane production from waste biomass. The book then goes on to discuss advanced genetic engineering tools and techniques to enhance biomethanation and biomethane production. The volume also offers a state-of-the-art review of anaerobic digestion of biogenic solid wastes, the impact of different chemical pretreatment processes and products, and the influence of operating parameters on biomethane yields.
Differentiating between the thermochemical technologies (e.g., gasification and pyrolysis) and biological technologies (e.g., anaerobic digestion) for biomethane production, the book assesses some recent advancements in biomethane production along with its socioeconomic impacts and applications. Other topics include gasification technology and syngas cleaning for biosynthetic natural gas production, the use of catalysts for enhanced synthetic natural gas production, biohythane fuel produced from microbial fermentative pathways, and more.
Biomethane: Developments and Prospects offers valuable insight and information on the current status of production and utilization of biomethane that has cross-disciplinary value in biotechnology, fermentation technology, bioprocess engineering, chemical engineering, and environmental technology with a common interest in biofuels and bioenergy.
1. Utilization of Waste Biomass Resources for Biogas Production
Shankar Swarup Das, Prakash K. Sarangi, and Sonil Nanda
2. Characteristics, Parameters, and Process Design of Anaerobic Digesters
Apoorva Upadhyay, Nidhi Pareek, and Vivekanand Vivekanand
3. Metabolic Engineering of Methanogenic Archaea for Biomethane Production from Renewable Biomass
Rajesh Kanna Gopal, Preethy P. Raj, Ajinath Dukare, and Roshan Kumar
4. Biomethane Production through Anaerobic Digestion of Lignocellulosic Biomass and Organic Wastes
Alivia Mukherjee, Biswa R. Patra, Falguni Pattnaik, Jude A. Okolie, Sonil Nanda, and Ajay K. Dalai
5. Recent Advancements in Thermochemical Biomethane Production
Biswa R. Patra, Jude A. Okolie, Alivia Mukherjee, Falguni Pattnaik, Sonil Nanda, Ajay K. Dalai, Janusz A. Kozinski, and Prakash K. Sarangi
6. Thermochemical Methanation Technologies for Biosynthetic Natural Gas Production
Kunwar Paritosh, Nupur Kesharwani, Nidhi Pareek, and Vivekanand Vivekanand
7. A Brief Overview of Fermentative Biohythane Production
Prakash K. Sarangi and Sonil Nanda
8. Socio-Economic and Techno-Economic Aspects of Biomethane and Biohydrogen
Ranjita Swain, Rudra Narayan Mohapatro, and Biswa R. Patra