Biogas as an Alternative Energy Source in Rural Areas and Public Awareness: A Case Study in Jessore District
Journal of Energy and Natural Resources
Volume 8, Issue 1, March 2019, Pages: 12-17
Received: Jan. 23, 2019;
Accepted: Mar. 12, 2019;
Published: Mar. 29, 2019
Views 595 Downloads 91
Hossain Al Tanjil, Department of Petroleum and Mining Engineering, Jashore University of Science and Technology, Jashore, Bangladesh
Sigma Akter, Department of Petroleum and Mining Engineering, Jashore University of Science and Technology, Jashore, Bangladesh
Mohammad Sumon Chowdhury, Department of Petroleum and Mining Engineering, Jashore University of Science and Technology, Jashore, Bangladesh
Syeda Musarrat Jabin, Department of Petroleum and Mining Engineering, Jashore University of Science and Technology, Jashore, Bangladesh
Azmol Huda Mintu, Department of Petroleum and Mining Engineering, Jashore University of Science and Technology, Jashore, Bangladesh
Mohammad Tofayal Ahmed, Department of Petroleum and Mining Engineering, Jashore University of Science and Technology, Jashore, Bangladesh
Mohammad Shimul Hossain, Department of Petroleum and Mining Engineering, Jashore University of Science and Technology, Jashore, Bangladesh
Follow on us
Bangladesh is a country of natural resources, but it is facing necessary energy supply difficulties for its low economical condition. Biogas can be used a substitute energy generating source in Bangladesh for its suitable climate. About 35°C temperatures are suitable for biogas production. In Bangladesh, the essential materials for biogas production can be arranged very easy and cheapest way depending on country temperature (4°C - 41°C) as it is an agricultural country. About 64 study data was collected from different biogas plants from three Upazila under Jessore district named Jessore sadar, Jhikargachha and Noapara paurasava. Three sizes of biogas plants have been observed in the study areas, which are based on cow dung. The constructional costs of these plants were from 36000 taka to 52000 taka. Biogas is beneficial to human health and environment assistances. Approximately 86% and 80.3% male informed that biogas has improved their mental and physical health respectively. This response has reached more than 95% for female. Maximum male and female thought that not only physical and mental health but also their financial conditions are also benefited by using biogas. About 85.4% to 97.65% male and 88.69% to 98.72% female realized that it has the capability to decrease various waste materials that may have contrary effect on environment. From this survey, it is able to be stated that Bangladesh has an amazing potentiality to adopt more plant life particularly in rural areas for easing the existing environmental degradation, gas power storage, and developing financial situations with suitable health.
Renewable Energy, Biogas Plant, Health, Environment, Biogas Potentiality
To cite this article
Hossain Al Tanjil,
Mohammad Sumon Chowdhury,
Syeda Musarrat Jabin,
Azmol Huda Mintu,
Mohammad Tofayal Ahmed,
Mohammad Shimul Hossain,
Biogas as an Alternative Energy Source in Rural Areas and Public Awareness: A Case Study in Jessore District, Journal of Energy and Natural Resources.
Vol. 8, No. 1,
2019, pp. 12-17.
Copyright © 2019 Authors retain the copyright of this article.
This article is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
) which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Bangladesh Population. (2018-06-04). Retrieved 2018-08-24. Available at: http://worldpopulationreview.com/countries/bangladesh-population/.
Bdnews24.com, 15 june, 2015. “Bangladesh's gas reserves 14.32 trillion cubic feet until March”. Available at: https://bdnews24.com/business/2015/06/15/bangladesh-s-gas-reserves-14.32-trillion-cubic-feet-until-march-bipu.
The Daily Star, 4 april, 2018. “Economy marches towards record 7.65pc growth”. Available at: https://www.thedailystar.net/business/economy/gdp-growth-in-bangladesh- economy-marches-towards-record-7.65-percent-in-2018-1557706.
Chowdhury, S and Chowdhury, M. 2018. “Renewable Energy Resources: An Over View in Bangladesh”. International Journal of Sustainable and Green Energy, Vol. 7, No. 4, 2018, pp. 29-36. doi: 10.11648/j.ijrse.20180704.12.
Haq, ME. 2011. “Bangladesh’s Power Sector: Investment Opportunities,” Ministry of Power, Energy & Mineral Resources, Bangladesh, Presented in London, Mar. 2011.
Islam, AKMS; Islam, M and Rahman, T. 2006. “Effective renewable energy activities in Bangladesh”. Renewable Energy, 31(5): 677-688.
Islam, R; Banerjee, G and Ali, F.2014. “Design and Benefit Analysis of Biogas Plant for Rural Development in Bangladesh”. International Journal of Engineering and Advanced Technology (IJEAT), ISSN: 2249 – 8958, Volume-3, Issue-3.
Imam, B. 2005. “Energy Resources of Bangladesh”. 1st edition, University Grants Commission, Bangladesh.
Kabir, MH and Endlicher, W. 2012. “Exploitation of renewable energy in Bangladesh”. A. H. Development Publishing House, Dhaka, 286p.
Khan, S. 2009. “The search for alternatives”. The Star Weekend Magazine, vol. 8, no. 65, Apr. 2009.
Lungkhimba, HM; Karki, AB and Shrestha, JN. 2010. “Biogas Production from Anaerobic Digestion of Biodegradable Household Wastes”. Nepal Journal of Science and Technology, 11: 167-172. DOI: 10.3126/njst.v11i0.4140.
Petrobangla Annual Report, 2014. Bangladesh Oil, Gas and Mineral Corporation, 23p.
Rouf, Dr MA and Haque, MN. 2008. “Role of Renewable Energy (Biogas and Improved Cook Stoves) for Creation of Green Jobs in Bangladesh”. Workshop on “GREEN JOBS” inatiative in Bangladesh.
Kasap, A; Aktas, R; Dulger, E; 2012. “Economic and Environmental Impacts of Biogas”, Journal of Agricultural Machinery Science, Volume 8, version 3, pp 271-277.
Strzalka, K. V; Pikon, K; 2013. “Environmental impacts associated with production and utilization of agricultural biogas”, Achieves of Waste Management and Environmental Protection, ISSN:1733-4381, Vol.15, issue 4, pp 1-12.