Renewable natural gas Renewable energy form “Renewable natural gas”
When biomass is fermented without the presence of oxygen, biogas is generated. It is made up of about 60 percent methane, the main component of natural gas, and about 35 percent carbon dioxide and other materials. To give biogas the same high quality as natural gas, biogas processing plants remove unwanted accompanying substances such as carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulphide. This is how renewable natural gas (or biomethane) is made, and since it has the same qualities as naturally occurring natural gas, it can be fed into the natural gas grid.
Renewable natural gas has three key advantages compared to other renewable energies: it can be generated at all times, it can be stored easily and it can be transported via the existing natural gas network.
Natural gas from creation to utilization
Renewable natural gas can be used for electricity generation, as a fuel and for heating.
Electricity: the benefits of renewable natural gas are fully utilized with the combined production of electricity and heat (CHP) in block-type thermal power stations: it is extremely CO2 efficient and economically attractive.
Fuel: if you use renewable natural gas as a fuel, you can reduce your greenhouse gas emissions by up to 95 percent. Renewable natural gas can be added to natural gas as a fuel at a rate of up to 100% without any technical concerns.
Heat: if you use renewable natural gas for heating, you can make substantial reductions to CO2, for in this case renewable natural gas from biological waste material is used that would often otherwise be disposed of unused.
Renewable natural gas can be made from energy plants or from biogenic waste materials. Renewable natural gas from energy plants is especially suited to combined heat and electricity production in block-type thermal power stations, while renewable natural gas from biogenic waste materials is used as a fuel and for heat generation.
Your expectations: Sustainable energy available at all times
- Would you like to offer your customers renewable energies?
- Would you like to generate sustainable electricity without being dependent on wind and sun?
- Are you looking for solutions which meet the statutory requirements of the Renewable Energies Heat Act (EEWärmeG)?
- Would you like to receive financial support from the Renewable Energies Act (EEG)?
- Do you want to offer your customers renewable natural gas at the filling station?
Our promise to deliver: Renewable natural gas for electricity, fuel and heating
We can take a great deal of work off your hands if you wish: services such as portfolio management, balancing group management or product development are just some of our services. Regarding our renewable natural gas product, you can relax in the knowledge that we will take over all the necessary certificates and administrative tasks for you.
Electricity: for electricity generation we supply you with the stipulated proof of origin for your renewable natural gas so that you fulfil the statutory requirements of the EEG and can take full advantage of the financial support.
Fuels: our renewable natural gas at filling stations meets all the requirements of the Biofuel Sustainability Ordinance. We are happy to perform the quota transfers necessary for the crediting of biofuel quotas.
Heat: by adding the appropriate renewable natural gas for heat generation you can meet the requirements of the Renewable Energies Heat Act. We are happy to provide the proof required of renewable natural gas quality.
You profit from the financial support available from the EEG and let us deal with the technicalities.
Your customers receive attractive, sustainable products.