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Biomethane from biomass

Using biomass to produce biogas and bio-fertilizers for the transportation and agriculture industry

May 2019
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Through the transformation of biomass into biomethane and bio-fertilizers, CO2 emissions from transportation and agriculture are reduced.

The solution aims to use the available biomass to produce biogas and bio-fertilizers. The biogas is produced from the anaerobic digestion of biomass and later purified to be used as a renewable subsitute to natural gas, called biomethane. As part of the process, polymeric membranes are used for the purification of biogas into biomethane. The digestate is the solid by-product of this process which is valorized through its application as a fertilizer, thus replacing chemical fertilizers. In countries with a distribution network for natural gas, the biomethane produced from this purification process can be directly injected into the gas network or used in transportation.

Label Date May 9, 2019
From France
Maturity stage Medium and large scale commercialization
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The environmental benefits

  • Reduces up to 50% of the noise compared to diesel engines.
  • Production of biomethane to be used in transportation allows to reduce the carbon footprint by up to 90%.

The Financial benefits

  • At a certain mileage biomethane is more economical, with a lower cost price per mile (1mi=1.61km) than diesel.

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Air Liquide

A world leader in gases, technologies and services for Industry and Health.

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Headquarters 75007 Paris, France
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