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.