clean. sustainable. feasible. biogas.
Biogas addresses two important fields of action: Waste and Energy, many refer to it as Waste to Energy or Waste2Energy. The process
- uses biological waste streams, that is it takes care of waste associated problems, like odors and flies, and charges for landfill, transport, etc.
- to produce energy in a cheap, green, CO2-neutral, non-fossil, flexible, decentralized, off-grid manner, in that way contributes ecologically to a more sustainable world (circular economy) and economically to a reduction in the overall energy bill.
For most users energy generation is the prime driver. But energy considerations always go hand in hand with environmental issues; a separation one from the other is not possible:
advantages of biogas.
- A renewable source of energy.
- Reduction of energy bill, by replacing fossil fuels.
- Independence of price fluctuations on international energy markets.
- Production of electricity where there is no connection to the grid, island solutions, in the jungle, off-the-grid.
- Flexibility: A variety of combinations of energy output make for the attraction of biogas; electricity, heat, refrigeration, use of purified methane as vehicle fuel, capture of industrial CO2, just to name a few.
- Carbon neutrality: When biogas is burnt, the same amount of CO2 is released to the atmosphere that was previously absorbed through the metabolism of plants, animals, and bacteria; all of which function as or produce entrants for the biogas plant.
- Methane CH4 is a greenhouse gas GHG with an impact about 25-times stronger than CO2. Methane occurs through decomposition without oxygen (anaerobe); this happens in landfills, swamps, and in agriculture. If not captured and burnt, it is released into the atmosphere.
- Production of biogas is non-polluting; no oxygen or other source is required.
Biogas is more than energy: it plays a vital role in the circular economy where food security and sustainable agriculture go hand in hand with a healthy environment, the protection of ground and surface waters, a meaningful use of natural resources and the control of climate change effects.
pls read circular economy.
Capturing the greenhouse gas methane, substituting fossil and vehicle fuels, and replacing mineral fertilizers by digestate: the introduction of biogas usage delivers solutions that are central to ensuring environmental sustainability.
waste and communities. waste2energy.
By employing biogas solutions, visionary and progressive municipalities, communities, or industrial zones can attain energy independency while at the same time tackling some of today’s worst environmental problems, such as lixivia, odor, birds, and flies on waste dumps. The operators will dramatically lower their costs, not only for energy but also for treating and discharging waste.
pls read organic waste.