Build a biogas generator!


Biomass is a term that refers to any form of plant or animal tissue. In the energy industry, biomass refers to wood, straw, biological waste products such as manure, and other natural materials that contain stored energy. The energy stored in biomass can be released by burning the material directly, or by feeding it to micro-organisms that use it to make biogas, a form of natural gas.

People have been using biogas for more than 200 years. In the days before electricity, biogas was drawn from the underground sewer pipes in London and burned in street lamps, which were known as "gaslights." In many parts of the world, biogas is used to heat and light homes, to cook, and even to fuel buses.

Use the construction plan to build your own biogas generator. You will fuel it with animal manure!