Information website on biogas
Biogas is a fuel gas, a
mixture consisting of 65% methane (CH4) and of
35% CO2. It is a renewable energy resulting from biomass.
According to a study made
by the ADEME
biogas represents in the world a resource comparable to fossil
yearly consumption (1.800 Mtep/year). This energy is too dispersed in
the world to be easily recoverable but the potential is evaluated from
100 to 300 Mtep/year. The quantity valued today is that of 0,5% of the
Biogas resources in the world
Fermentation (or anaerobic
is the process of degradation of the organic substances using the
micro-organisms also known as anaerobe.
In the case of a valorisation by a co-generation engine, the
can be used locally which improves the energy output of valorisation.
Moreover, electricity resulting from biogas can be sold to electricity
The receipts are
calculated based on
the assumption that the producer of biogas is also the consumer. In
this case, they will have to support the overall investments but will
recover the totality of the benefit, and have savings compared to