This is how renewable natural gas is produced:

  1. You save your table scraps
  2. They’re collected
  3. The plant transforms them into renewable natural gas
  4. Renewable natural gas is added to the gas network
  5. The energy is ready for use

Biomethadigestiwhat?

Mini biomethanation glossary

Biodigester
Enormous vat in which organic waste undergoes fermentation during the biomethanation process. It’s like a large artificial stomach.

Biogas
Raw natural gas essentially consisting of methane (CH4) and carbon dioxide (CO2) produced from organic waste. Still contains too many impurities to be referred to as renewable natural gas.

Digestat
Compostable by-product of biomethanation. Can be used as agricultural fertilizer.

Renewable natural gas
Natural gas produced from household and agricultural organic waste. Also known as biomethane.

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