What is Biogas, its application in the 21st century




Gas plants allow to produce the energy from biogas

Biogas is a source of thermal energy, electricity and fertilizers. Biogas can be formed from agricultural and livestock waste, while effectively used to economically cover energy needs. It consists of methane and carbon dioxide and is formed in the process of oxygen-free fermentation in special reactors - fermenters. The composition of biogas can fluctuate: 45-87% methane and 13-55% carbon dioxide, also it usually contains impurities of hydrogen and hydrogen sulphide. After purification of biogas from carbon dioxide, biomethane is formed - an absolute analogue of natural gas, which differs only in its origin.


Biogas is an advantageous raw material for electrical and thermal energy

Oxygen-free fermentation makes it possible to process a variety of organic wastes from the agricultural, food and feed industries. This recycling makes it possible to use the produced gas in the INNIO Jenbacher plants for energy production. The years of INNIO Jenbacher solutions guarantee a stable generation of electricity based on biogas. The generated energy can feed public power networks, industrial capacities and provide personal energy needs. Whereas the thermal energy becomes a source of centralised heat supply or heating of private facilities.

INNIO Jenbacher plants process biogas around the world.


Advantages of using biogas in gas engines

  • No need to pay for the disposal of compost, liquid manure and bio-waste.
  • Free biogas, electricity, heat and fertilizer.
  • The greenhouse effect is reduced.
  • Simple and profitable disposal of various wastes.
  • Sludge digester — high quality agricultural fertilizer that can be used on your farm or sold on.