Agricultural Training, Research and Development Station of Universitas Gadjah Mada (KP4 UGM) continues to make innovations in technology. One of those is the technology to compress biogas into a tube. Head of the KP4 UGM, Dr. Ir. Cahyono Agus D.K., M.Sc., said that this is part of a research of Gama Biogas.
Biogas content consists of various gases, those that are combustible and those that are not. A filtering method is required to resolve this problem. After filtering, the gases are expected to be able to produce combustible gas concentrate. â€œThe method is through biogas purification to get high concentrate level of methane,â€ he said at the KP4 office in Kalasan area on Friday (5/3).
Methane gas can be used as alternative fuel. â€œOne of the results of our research was methane that can be used as fuel to operate electricity generators,â€ added Ambar Pertiwiningrum, a member of the team.
There is a block in the distribution of organic waste processing into biogas. A certain packaging is required for easy distribution. One alternative is tube packaging. The technology undergoes several processes from purification, high pressure compression and packing into tubes, â€œThe price for biogas compressing is cheap,â€ Ambar said.