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Yield of methane

Yield of methane

Postby greengold09 » Thu Jan 15, 2009 2:55 pm

What will be the yield of methane from algae? Will Yield of methane vary with species?
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Re: Yield of methane

Postby poorani » Tue Jan 20, 2009 2:08 pm

I have no idea about the strain specific yield.... But according to some estimates,
1 lb Dry Algae (10000 BTU) gives 4200 – 6950 BTU of methane.
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Re: Yield of methane

Postby cacofonix » Sun Sep 19, 2010 2:38 pm

The amount of methane from any biomass will depend on the carbon and hydrogen content of the biomass...

As different algae species almost certainly have differing carbon and hydrogen content ( in terms of % wt per dry ton), the amount of CH4 produced from these should differ as well.

I admit this is just a surmise

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Re: Yield of methane

Postby John.P » Thu May 05, 2011 11:01 pm

You need to be more precise in order to get a relevant answer.
What quantity o both and other stuff ?
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Re: Yield of methane

Postby DR Johansen » Tue May 24, 2011 11:49 pm

Here is a chart from Wikipedia that shows GENERALLY what comes out of a bio-digestor.
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Matter                    %
Methane, CH4            50–75
Carbon dioxide, CO2 2    5–50
Nitrogen, N2             0–10
Hydrogen, H2             0– 1
Hydrogen sulfide, H2S    0– 3
Oxygen, O2               0– 2
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