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A review on Co-Digestion of Vegetable waste with Organic wastes for Energy Generation

Author Affiliations

  • 1Lal Bahadur Shastri College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Satara, 415002, M.S., INDIA
  • 2Yashavantrao Chavan Institute of Science, Satara, 415002, M.S., INDIA

Int. Res. J. Biological Sci., Volume 4, Issue (6), Pages 83-86, June,10 (2015)


Fossil fuels, a non-renewable energy resource provides 80 per cent of the world’s primary energy supply today. Several environmental and social costs are associated with the heavy dependence on fossil fuels for energy. The sustainable development of the environment requires use of renewable energy alternatives. Solar energy, wind energy, small hydropower, biomass, and municipal and industrial wastes are the freely available major renewable sources of energy. The use of waste biomass for renewable energy offers several benefits and thus the use of agricultural waste becomes a brilliant spot for generation of energy. Vegetable waste represents a major share of agricultural wastes. A Hugh quantity of vegetable waste is produced in market every day. Vegetable wastes are perishable and cause nuisance. The present inappropriate vegetable waste management systems results in loss of potentially valuable materials that can be processed to generate fuel and fertilizer. Hence, appropriate vegetable waste management system is needed for environment protection. Anaerobic digestion results in generation of biogas and effluent which serve as a natural fertilizer. Co-digestion is preferred over anaerobic digestion because of several benefits associated with it. Thus, the aim of the present review paper is to focus onto detailed aspects of co-digestion of vegetable waste with other organic wastes for energy generation.


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