Benefits of Biogas
Waste Treatment Benefits Energy Benefits Environmental Benefits Economic Benefits
Natural waste treatment process
Mature technology
Smaller physical footprint (vs. composting)
Reduces volume of waste for transport, land application, (vs. not using digestion)
Very efficient decomposition
Complete biogas capture
Nutrient recovery and recycling
   
   
Net-energy producing process
multiple existing biogas end- use applications, including:
  • heat-only
  • electric-only
  • combined heat and power
  • pipeline quality biomethane
  • transportation fuel
  • baseload / dispatchable energy source (vs. intermittent wind and solar)
    Distributed generation (which means lower transmission / transportation costs and higher reliability)
    Direct replacement for non-renewable fossil fuels
    Dramatic odor reduction
    Reduced pathogen levels
    Reduced greenhouse gas emissions
    Platform for reducing nutrient runoff
    Increased crop yield
       
       
    Jobs (temporary / construction and permanent)
    Turns cost item (i.e., waste treatment) into revenue-generating opportunity
    Can operate in conjunction with composting operations
    Improves rural infrastructure and diversifies rural income streams