Frequently Asked Biogas Questions

Q.) How Does Biogas Work?

A.) Organic waste is put into a digester where it is heated and agitated. The bacteria void of oxygen consumes the organic material resulting in Biogas.


Q.) What is Biogas?

A.) Biogas is a result of the breakdown of organic matter by bacteria that can lie without air.


Q.) What Produces Biogas?

A.) Any type of organic waste.

Examples: manure, fruit & vegetable waste, slaughter house waste, dairy waste, brewery & distillery waste.


Q.) Why make Biogas?

A.) In an agro-food industry the digester can be used as a primary waste treatment unit where the biogas is used to offset some energy cost in the plant and to reduce the size of the secondary waste treatment.


Q.) Where is Biogas Produced?

A.) Anaerobic digesters, landfills, ocean floor, swamps, marshes, anyplace organic matter can decompose.


Q.) How much energy is in Biogas?

A.) Each cubic meter (m3) of biogas contains the equivalent of 6 kWh of calorific energy. 2 kWh is enough energy to power a 100 W light bulb for 20 hours or a 2000W hair dryer for 1 hour.