Biogas is used for domestic consumption in rural areas. It is a mixture of propane, butane, methane and hydrogen.
1. Biogas is produced from natural waste such as farm waste, animal and human waste.
2. Biogas has high thermal efficiency when compared to other fuels such as kerosene.
The benefits of biogas are as follows:
a. It is cheaper than other forms of fuel.
b. It provides many advantages to the farmers in the form of energy and quality manure.
c. It prevents deforestation of trees and manure due to the burning of fuelwood.
d. It also reduces water pollution.
e. It acts as a better alternative that saves time. It helps women from the daunting task of firewood collection.
Thus, the biogas is a low-cost technology and promotes a circular economy.
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