Impact of Biogas Technology in the Development of Rural Population

  • Sakhawat Ali Food and Biotechnology Research Centre, Pakistan Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Laboratories Complex, Ferozepur Road, Lahore-54600, Pakistan
  • Naseem Zahra Pakistan Institute of Technology for Minerals & Advanced Engineering Materials, Pakistan Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Laboratories Complex, Ferozepur Road, Lahore-54600, Pakistan
  • Zahida Nasreen Food and Biotechnology Research Centre, Pakistan Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Laboratories Complex, Ferozepur Road, Lahore-54600, Pakistan
  • Shumaila Usman Food and Biotechnology Research Centre, Pakistan Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Laboratories Complex, Ferozepur Road, Lahore-54600, Pakistan

Abstract

Biogas technology is useful technology to produce a renewable, high-quality fuel i.e. biogas. In Rural areas people use biomass fuels (firewood and dried dung) for meeting their energy utilization demands. This demand is fulfilled by deforestation and land degradation which results in different health and societal problems and also cause excessive emission of greenhouse gases. The rural population of developing countries is in dire need of biogas for cooking, lighting, heating and feedstock etc. The biogas production derives from various agricultural resources, such as manure and harvest remains enormously available. Biogas technology represents a sustainable way to produce energy for household, particularly in developing countries. It can be cost-effective and environment friendly technology for the people in rural areas. So, Biogas can be a best substitute of biomass fuels for use in rural areas. This review evaluates the use of biogas in developing rural areas and glances at problems and challenges as well as benefits and success factors.

Published
Jun 3, 2013
How to Cite
ALI, Sakhawat et al. Impact of Biogas Technology in the Development of Rural Population. Pakistan Journal of Analytical & Environmental Chemistry, [S.l.], v. 14, n. 2, p. 10, june 2013. ISSN 2221-5255. Available at: <http://pjaec.pk/index.php/pjaec/article/view/228>. Date accessed: 21 nov. 2017.