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Biogas is rapidly becoming one of the most popular products to use when trying to reduce the emissions in our atmosphere. Biogas is also known as biomethane, swamp gas, and landfill gas. Biogas provides not only electricity and heat, but it is also very useful when used as fuel for automobiles. Biogas must be upgraded to a purity standard in order to be used by vehicles. However, these vehicle activities are not as popular within the United States as they are in European countries. Biogas is anywhere between 50% to 80% methane and 20% to 50% carbon dioxide. Biogas is most simply described as a product of decomposing organic matter, such as sewage, agricultural waste, and animal byproducts. The price of biogas production and purification is reducing due to the hours of research and development efforts of many scientists. Lets look into the Global Innovation Commons and see where we can cut R&D costs by using open source technology!
For more on BioGas: http://www.afdc.energy.gov/afdc/fuels/emerging_biogas.html