We need to understand biogas to get benefits of biogas in household. In addition to benefiting from biogas in household, in general, we can use biogas for vehicle fuel and power plants.
Biogas is a gas produced by anaerobic activity or fermentation from organic materials. Organic materials include human waste, animal waste, domestic waste (household), biodegradable waste or any biodegradable organic waste under anaerobic conditions. The main content in biogas is methane and carbon dioxide. Looking at the above, we can expand the scope of the benefits of biogas in households.
Biogas is a gas that is colorless and does not smell pungent. This biogas has high power and burning power. Therefore it would be very beneficial if we could benefit from biogas in the household. In using biogas, we can take the function of complementing or replacing LPG gas.
Safety and Benefits of Biogas in Households
The use of biogas has safer safety compared to LPG gas. For example, if a pipe or gas reservoir leaked then there would be no explosion.
This is because the gas that comes out will evaporate quickly and if the fire is brought closer to the gas source, there will be no fire bursts that cause a fire. Therefore this biogas can be said to be a safe fuel. In addition, this biogas does not have a smell so it is convenient to use it for households.
Benefits of Biogas in Households
Biogas is good for preserving the environment and making the environment cleaner. This is because we use waste which is usually only wasted and only pollutes the environment. With biogas techniques, we can make these wastes more useful.
Biogas can save operational costs for households. This is because using biogas as fuel will be more economical than using other fuels such as gas fuel.
Biogas can prevent smoke pollution due to inefficient combustion. This is because if we cook using biogas it will not cause excessive smoke. Biogas can reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
We can make biogas as a fuel for small-scale power plants to replace other more expensive fuels.
We can utilize the results of the biogas process as organic fertilizer and planting media. Thus we get biogas as fuel and solid organic fertilizer and liquid organic fertilizer for agriculture.
For those of you who want to make biogas, you need to pay attention to the following. It is recommended that the location build a digester be close to the main source of biogas material. For example, using cow dung waste, the location is close to the enclosure area. This is so that we can easily distribute cow manure into a digester so that it can ease the process of making biogas.