Biogas typically refers to a gas produced by the biological breakdown of organic matter in the absence of oxygen. Biogas is produced by the anaerobic digestion or fermentation of biodegradable materials such as dead plant and animal material, animal dung, kitchen waste, manure, sewage, municipal waste and greenwaste. Bio-gas comprises primarily of methane (CH4) and carbon dioxide (CO2) and may have small amounts of hydrogen sulphide (H2S), moisture and siloxiles. Methane is one of the contributors to global warming.
To support sustainability efforts and rural development programs by using bio-gas as fuel, Cummins is manufacturing and supplying gas powered generators which are specifically designed to operate on bio-gas, sewage gas, agricultural waste bio-gas, land-fill gas, all of which have lower or variable energy contents. It not only helps in reducing the impact on our environment but converting bio-degradable waste to energy is also cost-effective.