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Benefits of Biogas

Biogas Provides Multiple Value-Added Benefits to Society as a Whole

Agricultural

Anaerobic digestion of livestock manure and organic food residuals provides security to the agricultural/ food sector. Several benefits include:
–  financial diversification and risk mitigation through energy sales
–  implementing strong nutrient management practices
–  supporting local processing of agricultural production
–  reducing commercial fertilizer requirements and costs

Economic

The green economy benefits of biogas are considerable and include:
–  local job creation in technical, manufacturing and construction/trades
–  economic development generating billions of dollars of investment in rural communities
–  creation of useful by-products from wastes, acting as a significant economic multiplier

Energy

As a source of renewable energy, biogas has unique characteristics and offers many energy end uses. Biogas can
–  generate reliable, flexible power 24/7
–  manage intermittent renewable power supply through means of storage and flexible power
–  improve/support local infrastructure and power quality
–  upgrade to renewable natural gas (RNG) for injection into the natural gas grid, delivering ‘green’ renewable energy through existing infrastructure
–  be compressed for use as transportation fuel, or direct replacement of fossil-sourced natural gas in household heating, or industrial, commercial and institutional processes

Environmental

The environmental benefits of biogas are numerous.
–  control weed seed germination, reducing herbicide use
–  remove odour-causing compounds
–  capture and use of methane, a greenhouse gas 21 times worse than CO2
–  convert high energy waste streams into fuel, diverting them from landfill

As taken from the Biogas Association website.

Totally installed electrical power of PlanET plants

141,145 kWel

CO2 reduction by installed PlanET biogas plants

590,144,182 kg CO2/a

Reasons for PlanET

  • PlanET invented the solid charging technology