Biogas has a wide variety of uses and can be used as a relatively low-cost fuel for the generation of energy and heating purposes, such as cooking. For example, basically any facilities which need power are able to use biogas to run engines, or to generate either mechanical or electrical power.
Biogas can be compressed, similar to natural gas, and is able to be used to power motor vehicles. As an example in Britain, biogas is estimated to have the potential to replace around 17% of vehicle fuel. Biogas is a renewable fuel, so it qualifies for renewable energy subsidies in some parts of the world.
It is possible to concentrate the methane within biogas to the same quality standards as fossil fuel derived natural gas to produce biomethane. If concentrated and compressed this biogas can then be used in vehicle transportation. Compressed biogas is becoming widely used in Sweden, Switzerland, and Germany for cars, trucks and trains.
May 25, 2013, 6:01 pm