Let’s Amass Some Gas
Ashki Shkur, Candyce Wong
Britannia Community Secondary, Britannia Secondary
Floor Location : S 120 N

Natural gas poses a threat to the environment because its high methane levels contribute to global climate change. Therefore, developing alternatives to natural gas is an urgent need. If food waste and cow manure are combined, then the mixture will create an eco-friendly alternative to natural gas. Using biogas is an alternative and easy way to reduce methane gas rather than using natural gas. By mixing various food scraps with cow manure and leaving the mixture in a warm environment for three days, enough biogas was produced to ignite a small stovetop. After three days, the pressure gauge measured a total of 0.708 m3 of biogas. After burning the same amount of natural gas and biogas, it was observed that the biogas burned ten minutes longer. In conclusion, the results show that biogas can be created from food scraps and cow manure and is more efficient than natural gas. Biogas contains less methane than natural gas, reduces soil and water pollution, and uses simple and low-cost technology that encourages a circular economy.

From the results of the project it was found that biogas made from cow manure and food waste is extremely efficient and affordable. When burned on a stovetop, the biogas burned ten minutes longer than the same amount of natural gas.