Energy for concerned consumers



Biogas is produced by anaerobic digestion of livestock wastes, primarily (slurry from pig and cattle farms), agricultural industry solid and liquid waste, as well as from municipal organic waste.

It consists of 65% methane and 35% carbon dioxide and can be used for energy production, fuelling internal combustion engines, gas burners, or in a gas turbine for the production of electricity and heat.

Biogas, when it is suitably processed and upgraded, can be used as a fuel for vehicles at an especially competitive price. In Sweden, many vehicles already are fuelled by methane, and there are biogas distribution stations.

At the same time, upgraded biogas can be transmitted to the natural gas grid, something which is already being done in the Netherlands, Sweden and Switzerland. It can be used for electrical and thermal energy. On an experimental basis, it is being used for the production of hydrogen to supply fuel cells.

The development and installation of biogas technologies is an alternative solution with significant benefits, as it can provide environmentally benign energy while simultaneously solving the continuously growing problem of waste disposal.