INJECTION INTO THE GRID

Injecting biomethane into the gas grid represents a significant valorisation milestone

APPLIED TO MOBILITY

Biomethane can be used for vehicle propulsion

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BIOMETHANE

Biomethane is a gas with properties very similar to those of natural gas. In the industrial sector, it is mainly used to power electric motors, produce thermal energy for high-power heating systems, as fuel for vehicles in the form of compressed or liquefied gas and as raw material for the production of other types of fuel.

Some industries have installed biomethane generation infrastructures to process their own waste, a solution that enables low-cost self-supply.

Producing biomethane helps decarbonize the economy while complementing other renewable and pollutant-free forms of energy. Because electrification is not enough. Biomethane is the global alternative for transport; effective, sustainable and viable to reduce harmful emissions in maritime and land transport.

The time has come to make Biomethane!

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The potential of Biomethane

Biomethane can be used directly to generate energy, as a fuel for vehicles in the form of compressed or liquefied natural gas or as a substitute for natural gas for both domestic and industrial use.

Waste managers

gestores de residuos

Waste managers are having to redouble their efforts to comply with increasingly strict regulations. Agricultural waste is generated in natural environments and mostly originates in cereals, fruit trees and vineyards.
Producing biomethane from plant waste also significantly reduces the costs associated with organic waste disposal and can even yield other by-products with added value such as silage or rice straw.

Valorisation

Valorización de residuos

Proper waste management can be considered satisfactory when it achieves the goals of minimising waste production and recycles or reuses the waste product by applying methods and processes that enable valorisation, i.e., that transform waste into renewable, carbon-neutral energy. The main sources of biomethane can be found in the livestock sector, the agri-food industry, municipal waste collection and wastewater.

Circular Economy

Economía circular

Biomethane is a very environmentally-friendly fuel that emits fewer greenhouse gases than natural gas. Biomethane is a renewable resource, which means that it doesn’t run out. There will always be raw material from which to produce it because it is made from the waste we generate. The potential of biomethane for both production and use converts it into a clean, sustainable, exportable model for the circular economy.

There are various technologies capable of treating biogas to obtain biomethane.

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BIOMETHANE

Uses and Applications of Biomethane

Injection into the gas grid

Biomethane has a wide variety of uses and applications: it can be used directly to generate energy, as a fuel for vehicles in the form of compressed or liquefied natural gas or as a substitute for natural gas for both domestic and industrial use.

Biomethane must meet certain quality standards when used as a vehicle fuel or injected into the gas grid. In this respect there is a standard specification for injection of biomethane into the natural gas grid (UNE-EN 16723-1) and for natural gas and biomethane for use in transport (UNE-EN 16723-2).

Injection into the gas grid

Biomethane applied to mobility

Compressed Natural Gas (bio-CNG)

Liquefied Natural Gas (bio-LNG)

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Decarbonisation of the energy model

Biomethane is a key energy carrier in the decarbonisation process. Spain has the natural resources, capacities and institutions necessary to become a sustainable country, biomethane as a vector of change and energy source is fundamental for the energy transition in accordance with the objectives set for 2050.

The European Union has set targets to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050. These targets imply a reduction in emissions of 80% to 95% compared to 1990 levels.

Depending on the type of organic waste and the use of biomethane we can determine the type of plant that best suits the needs of your business.

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"Biomethane contributes to decarbonisation of the economy."

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FAQ

Advantages of a biomethane plant

A detailed protocol with quality specifications for gas from unconventional sources injected into the gas system and subsequent amendments.

Further information:

https://www.boe.es/boe/dias/2011/10/03/pdfs/BOE-A-2011-15496.pdf

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Act Article 10 that promotes and sets specific goals for renewable gases. By drafting and adopting specific plans, the Government shall foster penetration of renewable gases including biogas, biomethane, hydrogen and other fuels in the production of which only renewable raw materials and energy have been used or allow the reuse of organic waste or by-products of animal or vegetable origin.

Article 12 aims to foster emission-free mobility. In point 3.d. it states that measures must be taken to drive electrification of the public transport network and use of other greenhouse gas emission-free fuels such as biomethane.

Proper waste management can be considered satisfactory when it achieves the goals of minimising waste production and recycles or reuses the waste product by applying methods and processes that enable valorisation, i.e., that transform waste into renewable, carbon-neutral energy.

The main sources of biomethane in Spain are the livestock sector, the agri-food industry, municipal waste collection and wastewater treatment.

There are currently numerous circular economy projects in operation that mainly consist of generation of biomethane for use in vehicles such as cars, trucks and buses, thereby contributing to drive the circular economy.

A fully circular economy is necessary to achieve climate neutrality by 2050, conserve our natural environment and our enhance economic competitiveness, and generation of biomethane plays an important role in this process.