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Converting Organic Waste to Energy

Anaerobic digestion is defined as a series or collection of processes by which microorganisms break down biodegradable material in the absence of oxygen. This is part of a process used by CleanCap to convert organic waste into biogases.

Agricultural, Farming & Husbandry Masses Utilized for Biogas Production:

Food industries have done a particularly excellent job of reducing organic waste and implementing technologies to create biogases. The first step of converting biomass to biogas is through the breakdown of organic materials in a digester.

The origin of the substrates include:

  • Pig, cattle, fish & foul slurry
  • Energy crops such as grain & grasses
  • Produce waste from vegetables, fruits & nuts

The main components required to create biogases are:

  • Carbohydrates
  • Proteins
  • Fats
  • Cellulose & Hemicelluloses

These masses are broken down into the following three scenarios and associated digestion processes.

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Digestion & System

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Biogas & Environmental Conditions

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