By the end of 2015, 30,000 homes could be heated by biomethane, after eight biomethane projects committed to the Green Gas Certification Scheme (GGCS) following a government incentive.
Biomethane, also known as green gas, can be produced from a number of sources including biogas from anaerobic digestion, landfill gas and synthetic gas from the gasification of biomass. All of these gases can be converted to biomethane by removing the CO2. – http://blueandgreentomorrow.com/
Chemically speaking biomethane is identical to natural gas. Natural gas is taken from the ground and is made of very old organic matter. Biomethane is made from “fresh” sources, such as manure, sewage, dead animals and plants, ect.
Why Produce Biomethane?
- Its production creates jobs
- Is sustainable
- Would reduce the amount of harmful gasses released into the atmosphere.
What does the future hold?
As we move forward we should expect to see the increase of different methods of energy production. We will undoubtedly start leaning towards alternative energy for transport and home use. It makes sense to spread the energy load through as many different channels as possible, don’t be surprised to see big pushes in these areas.