Biological Systems Engineering



Rahman 0000-0001-9520-2753

Date of this Version



EJ-Energy: European Journal of Energy Research (2022) 2(1):

doi: 10.24018/ejenergy.2022.2.1.38


Copyright 2022, the authors. Open access

License: CC BY 4.0 International


Biogas is the best renewable energy as it can be produced from any biomass for example any plant or living organism. The purpose of this research was to produce biomethane from co-digestion of vegetable and fruit waste with rumen digesta through anaerobic digestion process. In this research, two trials of experiment were conducted. Each trial has three different sample with different mixing ratios. Raw materials used in the experiment was rumen digesta of goat and cow, potato, capsicum, cucumbers, onions, radish, cauliflower, carrot, leafy vegetables, apple, banana, and papaya. In each sample, 1200 gram of raw materials were used. Hydraulic retention time was 30 days. Data was collected by water displacement method. The experiment found that the gas production started from 2nd or 3rd days and stops in 28th or 29th day. Highest production of biogas was 35, 33, 30, 40, 50 and 35 mL/day on the 17th, 14th, 17th, 11th, 12th and 7th day at the mixing ratios of 1:1:2, 1:2:1, 1:1.5:1.5, 1:0.5:0.5, 1:2:2 and 1.5:1.5:1 (Rumen Digesta: Vegetable Waste: Fruit Waste) respectively. The study suggests making digester for the recycling of waste to produce biogas, a renewable and environment friendly energy.