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Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: Challenges and solutions for biogas production from agriculture waste in the Aral Sea basin
Authors: Saidmamatov, Olimjon
Rudenko, Inna
Baier, Urs
Khodjaniyazov, Elbek
et. al: No
DOI: 10.3390/pr9020199
Published in: Processes
Volume(Issue): 9
Issue: 2
Page(s): 199
Issue Date: 2021
Publisher / Ed. Institution: MDPI
ISSN: 2227-9717
Language: English
Subjects: Biogas; Agriculture; Aral Sea; Uzbekistan; Organic waste management; Digestate
Subject (DDC): 333.79: Energy
630: Agriculture
Abstract: Energy plays an essential role in the modern society and can serve as one of the vital parameters of socio-economic development. Despite developments in technology, over three billion persons living in rural parts of the low- and middle-income countries continue to cover their energy needs for cooking through traditional ways by burning biomass resources. This paper as a case study focuses on the Aral Sea region of Uzbekistan, possessing a well-developed agricultural production with high livestock numbers and intensive crop production. The manure of the livestock farms is not used efficiently and the energy supply of the farms depends primarily on centrally produced gas and electricity. Some areas are not yet connected to the gas grid. Agriculture causes huge environmental damages in its current form. The benefit of biogas production would therefore be fivefold: (1) local energy source, (2) mitigation of environmental impacts, (3) reducing CH4-emissions, (4) producing organic fertilizer as a side product and (5) additional earnings for farmers.
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): CC BY 4.0: Attribution 4.0 International
Departement: Life Sciences and Facility Management
Organisational Unit: Institute of Chemistry and Biotechnology (ICBT)
Appears in collections:Publikationen Life Sciences und Facility Management

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