Biological world — Class – 12 Chapter – 10 Microbes in Human Welfare

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Microbes in production of biogas

Methanogens:

These are strict anaerobic bacteria and mainly occur in muddy areas and also in stomach of cattle, where cellulose is fermented by microbes. These are responsible for methane gas (CH4 ) formation in bio-gas plants, because they have capacity to produce CH4 from CO2 or formic acid (HCOOH).

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