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Challenges and Solutions for Biogas Production from Agriculture Waste in the Aral Sea Basin

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Faculty of Tourism and Economics, Urgench State University, Urgench 220100, Uzbekistan
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School of Life Sciences and Facility Management, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, 8820 Waedenswil, Switzerland
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Processes 2021, 9(2), 199; https://doi.org/10.3390/pr9020199
Received: 18 December 2020 / Revised: 18 January 2021 / Accepted: 19 January 2021 / Published: 21 January 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Biogas Production Processes from Biomass)
Energy plays an essential role in the modern society and can serve as one of the vital parameters of socio-economic development. Despite developments in technology, over three billion persons living in rural parts of the low- and middle-income countries continue to cover their energy needs for cooking through traditional ways by burning biomass resources. This paper as a case study focuses on the Aral Sea region of Uzbekistan, possessing a well-developed agricultural production with high livestock numbers and intensive crop production. The manure of the livestock farms is not used efficiently and the energy supply of the farms depends primarily on centrally produced gas and electricity. Some areas are not yet connected to the gas grid. Agriculture causes huge environmental damages in its current form. The benefit of biogas production would therefore be fivefold: (1) local energy source, (2) mitigation of environmental impacts, (3) reducing CH4-emissions, (4) producing organic fertilizer as a side product and (5) additional earnings for farmers. View Full-Text
Keywords: biogas; agriculture; Aral Sea; Uzbekistan; organic waste management; digestate biogas; agriculture; Aral Sea; Uzbekistan; organic waste management; digestate
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Saidmamatov, O.; Rudenko, I.; Baier, U.; Khodjaniyazov, E. Challenges and Solutions for Biogas Production from Agriculture Waste in the Aral Sea Basin. Processes 2021, 9, 199. https://doi.org/10.3390/pr9020199

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Saidmamatov O, Rudenko I, Baier U, Khodjaniyazov E. Challenges and Solutions for Biogas Production from Agriculture Waste in the Aral Sea Basin. Processes. 2021; 9(2):199. https://doi.org/10.3390/pr9020199

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Saidmamatov, Olimjon, Inna Rudenko, Urs Baier, and Elbek Khodjaniyazov. 2021. "Challenges and Solutions for Biogas Production from Agriculture Waste in the Aral Sea Basin" Processes 9, no. 2: 199. https://doi.org/10.3390/pr9020199

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