The energy and waste theme brings together two issues: The amount of waste on Earth and the increasing needs in energy. The room will then explain how to create energy from waste and give examples of what we can do at home to get more involved.
Anaerobic digestion (methanisation) is a technology based on the breakdown of organic matter by micro-organisms under controlled conditions and in the absence of oxygen. This breakdown results in the production of: - a digestate, rich in partially stabilized organic matter. This is generally returned to the ground, after a phase of composting; - biogas (called biomethane after purification), a gaseous mixture saturated with water when it leaves the digester.
This renewable energy source can be used in several ways: combustion to produce electricity and heat, fuel production or injection into the natural gas network following purification.
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