• Project No 4988
  • Project Name Conversion of waste materials into value added carbon nonofibres
  • Lead Organisation Water Research Australia & ARC ITTC Biosolids Hub
  • Research Lead RMIT University
  • Main Researcher Ibrahim Al Waili
  • Completion Year 2026

Status: In Progress

Focus Area: Circular Economy

Project Description

Biogas thermal decomposition is an innovative process that transforms methane and carbon dioxide, the primary components of biogas, into valuable carbonaceous materials. This sustainable approach not only utilises renewable energy sources but also helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions. By optimising decomposition parameters, the process enables the controlled growth of high-quality carbonnano materials. These nanomaterials find applications in diverse fields such as energy storage, catalysis, and electronics. Overall, biogas decomposition process offers a promising pathway towards sustainable material synthesis and environmental conservation.

The process involves the decomposition of biogas at elevated temperatures to produce carbonaceous nanomaterials. The carbon content in biogas serves as a precursor for the nanomaterial’s deposition, while the hydrogen and oxygen components are released as byproducts. The deposition process can be tailored to control the properties of the resulting nanomaterilas, such as thickness, structure, and composition. This flexibility makes the decomposition of biogas a versatile technique for the production of carbon-based materials with tailored properties for specific applications.

In addition to its environmental benefits, biogas thermal decomposition also offers economic advantages. By utilising biogas, which is often considered a waste product from agricultural and industrial processes, the process adds value to an otherwise underutilised resource. This can lead to cost savings for industries and promote the adoption of sustainable practices. Overall, decompositionof biogas is a promising technology that combines environmental sustainability with economic viability, making it a key area of research for the future.