General information

All-rounder in sustainable development

Biogas is actually a mixture of gases, predominantly carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane. Methane is the enriching component, which is used for energetic benefits. Sludge, bio-waste and leftovers, farm residues such as dung and slurry and selective energy crops like corn are ideally suited as input. Biogas develops through microbial degradation of organic substances without oxygen. The biogas can be transferred to a Combined Heat and Power Unit (CHP). The electricity and heat produced in this way can be used off site or fed into the public grid.

Graphics Ways to use biogas

To get more information about possible input material and economical benefits, visit our site Benefits of Biogas. Biogas is forward looking. A full supply is even possible by combining it with wind-waterpower, and photovoltaics.

Successful History of Renewable Energies in Germany

Germany is the undisputed market leader in this versatile and forwardlooking industry. Biogas plants made in Germany are in global demand and are preferred because of their superior technology. In Germany the dominant share of biogas is produced by agricultural facilities. Biogas plants in Germany with an installed electrical capacity of 3,352 MW already replace more than five coal-fired power plants or two large nuclear power plants.

Manure and dung dominate in organic farming