How we work with biogas

Biogas is a great example of a circular economy.

Biogas is produced by the conversion of what we don’t want into what we need. The process allows us to transform food waste, organic fertiliser and other organic waste into climate-friendly green gas. This enables us to solve a problem of waste in society, while at the same time creating important green energy that can be passed on directly to the many sectors requiring biogas in the green transition.

 

This is where biogas can make a green difference

The biogas can be sent directly to the national gas grid and speed up the phase-out of fossil nature gas. Here, it is possible to distribute the CO2-neutral green gas as both liquid and compressed fuel for planes, buses and trucks, which at the moment are primarily powered by fossil and climate-damaging fuels. Biogas can also convert energy-intensive industrial production and supply climate-friendly heat to houses that use gas-fired boilers. It can also be included in the production of plastic so that, e.g. bicycles and kayaks can be produced using greener methods.

 

See the journey from organic waste to biogas below. The illustration shows how biogas can be a direct part of both the national gas grid and Power-to-X, which is regarded as being an important route in the production of green energy in the future.

 

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Biogas contributes to greener agriculture

Livestock manure is one of the sources used for producing biogas. First and foremost, this is because we have a lot of it - but also because agriculture today is an important part of the transition to a greener world. 

 

Once the livestock manure has been processed at the biogas plant and the green biogas has been extracted, a residual product in the form of degassed organic fertiliser remains. The organic fertiliser is returned to the farmers who can use it as green fertilizer for the fields. Given that the organic fertiliser has now been degassed, it contains much less methane and phosphorus, which is beneficial for agriculture, the environment and nature.

 

This thereby ensures that the livestock manure does not emit harmful greenhouse gases on the land when is transported to the local biogas plant. The production of biogas can therefore convert important sections of society to CO2-neutral energy, which is good for the overall climate policy. 

 

Citizens also contribute

Livestock manure is far from the only thing that can be converted into green gas. Nature Energy uses several different types of waste in the production process and a large part of society's organic waste can go directly into biogas production. This also applies to waste from individual households where citizens contribute by sorting their bio-waste. 

 

Biogas can make Power-to-X the energy for the future

The increased focus on the climate crisis coupled with the immediate need for an effective green transition means that new solutions must be adopted. This also applies to solutions where different green technologies are merged to deliver even more sustainable energy to society. Power-to-X will be crucial to this area in a future where electricity and biogas can combine to open up new opportunities and supply CO2-neutral energy to sectors where there is a need to convert from fossil fuels to a green alternative. An example of this may be in the area of road or air transport, which at the moment is primarily maintained by fossil fuels. Biogas production plays an important role in the implementation of Power-to-X. 

 

You are welcome to contact us if you have any questions regarding how Nature Energy works with biogas. We appreciate your interest in our work with the production and supply of green gas to society.