This paper reviews the main technical, operational and economical aspects of a biogas plant. The analysis is focused on the key points of the biogas production process, the current situation of biogas plants in Europe and the advantages, risks and new trends of the production and use of biogas. The paper offers an integrated view of the different aspects involved in a biogas plant as source of renewable energy in contrast with other more analyzed renewable energy sources based mainly on wind or solar energy.
Keywords: biogas; biogas plant; organic matter; green energy production;combined-heat and power system
International Conference on Renewable Energy and Applications - ICRERA 2012. 11-14 November, Nagasaki, Japan.
Published: November 2012.