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Biogas market

Biogas is a mixture of gases which are naturally produced in the environment. It is produced where organic matter is left in oxygen-free conditions, with appropriate hydration and temperature.

In biogas plants biomass (a renewable resource) is used for biogas production which can be:

  • used for the production of electricity and thermal energy,
  • introduced into the natural gas system or used as CNG fuel in vehicle transport after it has been refined and enriched.

Advantages of biogas plants:

  • a stable source of energy which is effective regardless of weather conditions,
  • the most effective process of energy production from biomass,
  • utilisation of waste and reduction of methane and other greenhouse gas emissions to atmosphere,
  • more jobs,
  • post-fermentation mass with very good fertilising properties.

Poland is a country with a very high potential for the production of biogas which is used in a regularly growing number of plants.

The diagram below shows the development of biogas market in Poland compared to other RES technologies.

*on the basis of data provided by URE - Energy Regulatory Office, as at June 30, 2016

 

The basic sources of biogas:

  • fermentation of agricultural waste,
  • fermentation of activated sludge in sewage-treatment plant digester tanks,
  • fermentation of organic municipal waste,
  • fermentation of industrial waste.

The chart below shows the acquisition of biogas in Poland broken down into sources (data of GUS - Polish Central Statistical Office, "Energy from Renewable Sources in 2014" report).

Our partners

  • European Biogas Association
  • Partnerstwo dla Klimatu
  • Nijhuis Industries
  • Enrocom
  • GPCHEM
  • Verso

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