Progress of Biogas Industry in Malaysia: Cattle Manure as Potential Substrate for Biogas Production and Issue and Challenges

Gopinathan Gopinathan, Kumaran Palanisamy, Adlansyah Abd Rahaman, Zurina Bt Ismail

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Abstract

Energy demand in Malaysia has increased steadily over the past years attributed to consistent decline in reserved crude oil and natural gas resources. However, till do date the primary energy supply still comes from coal, natural gas and crude oil while the contribution of renewable fuel in National energy mix is only 10% which is 2080 megawatts. Efforts have been taken by Malaysian government to increase the electricity generation through renewable energy sources; one of it is implementation of feed in tariff mechanism, where it permits independent power producers to generate electricity from renewable sources and sell to national grid. Currently, most of power producers considering palm mill effluent as a promising source to produce biogas for electricity generation via gas engine. The aim of this paper is to address the current progress of biogas industry in Malaysia, issue and challenges and way forward to accelerate the growth of biogas industry. Besides, this paper also highlighted cattle manure as potential feedstock for biogas generation and barriers to build biogas plant in cattle farm for electricity generation. Finally, highlighted the importance of co-digestion technology for Malaysia for sustainable biogas production.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2018 International Conference on Green Energy for Sustainable Development, ICUE 2018
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
ISBN (Electronic)9789748257990
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 05 Feb 2019
Event2018 International Conference on Green Energy for Sustainable Development, ICUE 2018 - Karon, Phuket, Thailand
Duration: 24 Oct 201826 Oct 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Conference on the Industrial and Commercial Use of Energy, ICUE
Volume2018-October
ISSN (Print)2166-0581
ISSN (Electronic)2166-059X

Conference

Conference2018 International Conference on Green Energy for Sustainable Development, ICUE 2018
CountryThailand
CityKaron, Phuket
Period24/10/1826/10/18

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Fuel Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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    Gopinathan, G., Palanisamy, K., Rahaman, A. A., & Bt Ismail, Z. (2019). Progress of Biogas Industry in Malaysia: Cattle Manure as Potential Substrate for Biogas Production and Issue and Challenges. In Proceedings of the 2018 International Conference on Green Energy for Sustainable Development, ICUE 2018 [8635771] (Proceedings of the Conference on the Industrial and Commercial Use of Energy, ICUE; Vol. 2018-October). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.23919/ICUE-GESD.2018.8635771