The effect of temperature on dairy waste decomposition and the production of methane gas
The hypothesis that the container stored at 34 °C will produce the most methane gas has been proven to be true.
Methane gas is obtained from the manure of animals when anaerobic decomposition of the manure takes place in the absence of oxygen. The methane gas can be used as a source of fuel for cooking stoves or to power a generator to produce electricity. The combination of carbon dioxide and methane is called biogas and is also a source of renewable energy.
Some power and gas companies in the United States, such as Pacific Gas and Electric and BioEnergy Solutions have commenced production of renewable energy using animal waste. Their biogas-to-pipeline injection project in Fresno County is an example of this advancement in energy production.
Try to repeat the experiment using rotting vegetables or other organic material.
Treatment of dairy waste - http://extension.missouri.edu/publications/DisplayPub.aspx?P=WQ304
From waste to watts - http://www.kqed.org/quest/files/download/27/113a_fromwastetowatts.pdf
Biogas generator - http://www.re-energy.ca/pdf/biogas-generator.pdf