What is biomethane

Renewable energy par excellence

Biomethane is a gas comparable to natural gas for its qualities, moreover, like biogas, it is a renewable energy source obtained from the enhancement of products and by-products of the agricultural chain (vegetable biomass and animal waste) agro-industrial chain (meat, fish, dairies, etc. …) sewage sludge and organic waste.


Biomethane is a derivative of raw biogas also obtained through anaerobic digestion, where it is subsequently subjected to a purification and refining process called upgrading, this is the main phase where the conversion of biogas into biomethane takes place.


The biomethane thus formed will have a high methane content (CH4) equal to 95% and a decrease in carbon dioxide (CO2) and other impurities.


Biomethane lends itself to becoming a renewable fuel for both the transport and domestic consumption sectors. 


Biomethane production has two fundamental objectives:

  • the first is to reduce as much as possible the use of fossil fuels with renewable sources, in order to reduce greenhouse emissions;
  • the second is to enhance the rejection of the agricultural, agro-industrial and organic waste chain by transforming it into a resource, thus closing the circular economy model.

The advantages of biomethane

Natural gas

Reduction in imports of fossil fuels.

Less emissions

The greenhouse gas emissions decrease.

Increased efficiency

Increase overall system efficiency.


Development and environmental sustainability.