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Table 8 Methane yields of solid organic substrates.

From: Integrated systems for biopolymers and bioenergy production from organic waste and by-products: a review of microbial processes

Solid organic substrate Methane yield [ml CH4 g−1 VSadded] References
Apple fresh wastes 317 [179]
Banana peeling 289 [179]
Cabbage leaves 2 mm size 309 [180]
Carrot peeling 388 [179]
Cauliflower leaves 341–352 [181]
Cellulose 356–375 [132]
Cocksfoot 325 [182]
Food wastes 245–510 [183]
Fruit and vegetable wastes 470 [184]
Glucose 335 [185]
Kitchen waste 432 [115]
Leather fleshing 490 [186]
Lettuce residues 294 [179]
Maize residues 317 [187]
Mandarin peels 2 mm size 486 [180]
OFMSW 353 [188]
Orange peeling 297 [179]
Paper and cardboard 109–128 [189]
Pineapple peel 400 [190]
Potato waste 320 referred to gVSremoved [191]
Rape oil seed 800–900 [133]
Rice straw 347–367 [192]
Starch 348 [133]
Sugar beet 340 [193]
Sunflower 428–454 [194]
Textiles 228 [195]
Tomato skins and seeds 218 [187]
Wheat straw 267 [196]
Algal biomass 640 [129]