Biomethane is a green, non-fossil source of energy, produced from biogas derived from organic matter (often from landfill, food waste or agricultural waste). Biomethane has a number of environmental benefits, the main one being that it repurposes methane from waste which would otherwise be released into the atmosphere.
What is Biomethane?
How does Biomethane Work?
Advantages of Biomethane
- It’s proven – biomethane is already being injected into the gas infrastructure across Europe, GB and ROI and has been proven to work safely and effectively without any impact for consumers.
- No consumer disruption - as biomethane can blend with natural gas there is no need for change to consumer appliances or energy behaviour.
- Circular benefit – as well as providing a greener solution for home heating, re-purposing biomethane from agricultural waste also helps lower carbon emissions from the agricultural sector, enabling farmers to diversify and make best use of their agricultural waste.
- Local availability – given Northern Ireland’s strong agricultural sector there is a readily accessible source of waste to be re-purposed.