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What is Biogas? » Cannington Bio Energy

What is Biogas?

Biogas refers to a gas produced by the biological breakdown of organic matter in the absence of oxygen. Biogas is a type of biofuel and is produced by anaerobic digestion or the fermentation of biodegradable materials such as:

Biogas Composition

  • biomass
  • green waste
  • "household" waste
  • food waste

The energy in biogas can be used in several ways:

  • Heat production
  • Electricity production
  • Combined heat and power
  • Transport fuel
  • Injection in to the main electricity or gas grid