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Sustainability 2014, 6(8), 5065-5074; doi:10.3390/su6085065

Potential for Producing Biogas from Agricultural Waste in Rural Plants in Poland

Faculty of Commodity Science, Poznań University of Economics, al. Niepodległości 10, Poznań 61875, Poland
Preliminary results were presented on Third International Conference “Industrial and Hazardous Waste Management”, Chania, Greece, 12–14 September 2012.
These authors contributed equally to this work.
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Received: 18 July 2014 / Accepted: 30 July 2014 / Published: 8 August 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Environment and Energy: the Industrial Ecology perspective)
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This article is an overview of the current situation as well as future prospects for biogas production in rural plants in Poland. Our research has focused on the management of agricultural waste. While Poland’s agriculture and its local food industry have substantial potential, many barriers persist to the development not only of biogas plants but also in every other renewable source of energy. The main obstacles have to do with politically motivated economic factors. Our interest has been in larger plants having sufficient capacities to produce in excess of 500 kW of electricity. The paper also presents a case study of a biogas plant supply by organic, agrifood waste mixed with silage. View Full-Text
Keywords: agriculture waste; biomass; biogas; biogas plant agriculture waste; biomass; biogas; biogas plant
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Muradin, M.; Foltynowicz, Z. Potential for Producing Biogas from Agricultural Waste in Rural Plants in Poland. Sustainability 2014, 6, 5065-5074.

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