Biogas comes from the biological breakdown or fermentation of organic matter such as household waste, sludge from treatment plants, and effluent from agriculture and the food-processing industry in an oxygen-free environment.
This organic matter can be turned into a source of energy through direct combustion and or can be fed into the district gas system once it has been treated. Such solutions not only tap the energy potential of waste but also process the organic matter and return it to the soil through anaerobic digestion.
Biogas: a solution vital to the energy transition
Biogas is essential to the energy transition because of its ability to significantly curb greenhouse gas emissions and provide a stable, linear source of energy that is extremely efficient. It also provides decentralised power generation solutions that make it a key part of the drive to develop a circular economy.
Biogas can cater to a whole range of needs, providing solutions for agriculture, local authorities and industry.
Biogas provides four types of energy source: heat, electricity, gas and fuel.