Why biomethane is set to become a new normal

Independent environmental consultant Dr, Sarika Jain gives an overview of the trends in favour of the biomethane industry, and why it has the potential to replace natural gas.

Three years ago in Paris, 195 countries acknowledged and agreed on the impact of climate change and made commitments to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions to mitigate it. In order to meet these emission targets, some countries have taken steps to divest from coal and petroleum based energy and siphon that money to energy based on natural gas and renewable resources such as the sun, wind, biomass and waste.  While natural gas has lower greenhouse gas emissions than its solid and liquid fossil fuel counterparts, it is still a fossil fuel which emits carbon dioxide when burnt. There are a number of technologies available today to produce renewable electricity but those for renewable natural gas are limited. This is where anaerobic digestion or biogas can play a significant role.

Biomethane is both a renewable form of energy and also has the potential to directly replace natural gas. In doing so, it can leverage existing infrastructure and the equipment. Thus, the transition...

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