Information Sheet 24: Revenue from biogas

Biogas and anaerobic digestion

Biogas is a mixture of mainly methane and carbon dioxide. It is produced by naturally occurring bacteria from organic matter at the absence of oxygen in a process called anaerobic digestion. Biogas is a carbon neutral renewable energy source. When made from an energy crop it provides a higher energy yield per hectare of land than any crop grown to make liquid biofuel. Biogas can be used as an equal substitute for natural gas in industrial, commercial and residential use, or can be converted to electricity, heat or vehicle fuel using established technologies.

Learn how various organic feedstocks can be converted into biogas, such as farm waste, organic municipal and industrial waste or a large variety of purpose-grown energy crop species.

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