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The Construction of a Decentralized Energy Production System Using Small Methane Fermentation Systems That Utilize Exhaust Heat or Hot Springs and a Local Circulation System

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In this project, we reduce the costs of energy production via anaerobic digestion by utilizing exhaust heat from a factory, which resulted in a positive energy balance, although the methane fermentation system tested was on a small scale.
Using small-scale methane fermentation with a positive energy balance, the initial investment is small, enabling a company to invest in, and install, such a system. This would decentralize energy production within an area. Moreover, this system not only produces energy, but is a basis for resource recycling.

Targeted Application(s)/Industry
Food factory, hotel, restaurant, where food garbage or organic waste was produced much.

Researchers

Graduate School of Agricultural Science

TADA, Chika , Associate Professor
Doctor of Agriculture

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Related Information

 
“Investigation and basic research of a small-scale methane fermentation system using heat from a hot spring” Takashi SUZUKI, Ryosuke TAJIMA, Chika TADA, Journal of the Japan Institute of Energy, 91, 892-899(2012), (in Japanese) 

Environmental Impacts and Cost of Methane Fermentation System Using Hot Springs. Ryosuke TAJIMA, Takashi SUZUKI, Chika TADA, JIFS (Journal if Integrated Field Science), vol.10, in press
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