Biogas is the product of the anaerobic fermentation of organic material in a fermenter. This gas has a CH4 methane content of 45-70%. The following are suitable as initial materials for the technical production of biogas:
- fermentable waste containing biomass such as biological waste or leftover food
- commercial fertilisers such as liquid manure
- specially cultivated energy plants (regrowable raw materials)
During the combustion, the amount of emitted CO2 merely corresponds to the amount that the substrates absorbed during growth. Combined heat and power (CHP) plants that produce power using biogas prevent emissions that would otherwise be emitted during the combustion of fossil fuels.
The benefits of using biogas
- Production of renewable power through combined heat and power application
- Disposal of problematic wastes
- Diversion of waste from landfill
- Production of a low-carbon fertiliser
- Avoidance of landfill gas escape and reduction in carbon emissions
MWM gas engine are perfectly capable in operating on biogas and our containerised solution is especially tuned for this application.