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Microbiology of Sustainable Biogas Production

Edited by: Dr Sabine Kleinsteuber

The conversion of organic waste and residual biomass into biogas using anaerobic digestion is an excellent way to close carbon and nutrient cycles. However, most biogas plants still operate well below their optimal performance. A better understanding of the microbiology behind anaerobic digestion processes will pave the way for a more efficient and sustainable biogas production.

  1. The use of biogas as renewable resource of energy is of growing interest. To increase the efficiency and sustainability of anaerobic biogas reactors, process failures such as overacidification, foaming, and fl...

    Authors: Tobias Lienen, Anne Kleyböcker, Manuel Brehmer, Matthias Kraume, Lucie Moeller, Kati Görsch and Hilke Würdemann
    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2013 3:20
  2. Biogas is one of the most promising regenerative energies. The simple fundamental principle underlying behind biomethanation is the conversion of biomass into biogas by microorganisms in four steps, whereby pr...

    Authors: Carina Gasch, Ina Hildebrandt, Falk Rebbe and Isolde Röske
    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2013 3:10
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    Authors: Rita Di Bonito, Antonella Marone, Giulia Massini, Chiara Patriarca, Silvia Rosa, Antonella Signorini, Cristiano Varrone, Corinna Viola and Giulio Izzo
    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2013 3:3