It is a given fact that the world depends on fossil fuels. Nevertheless, what is the problem? Fossil fuels take a toll on the environment. Apart from that, They cause apparent issues such as oil spills and smog-filled air that humans breathe in. They also cause more severe problems that are not so easy to see. A great example of that is the “acid rain”, which is driven partially by sulfur that damages buildings, harm trees, aquatic life, and insects.
However, biogas has the power to solve this issue. Yes, Biogas Biogas is an energy solution that helps humans to protect the environment they are living with and meet ambitious climate change commitments. What is more interesting is that this powerful energy is produced from waste generated by humans.
According to Refed, businesses spent over $218 billion of our gross domestic product that was disposed of and was never eaten. Therefore, companies are taking a $74 billion loss on food waste every year.
Countries, especially in the developing world, are using these waste from forestry, manure, or straw that are present in most agricultural and livestock businesses and officials are now looking for economical ways to acquire and turn them into renewable energy. In the Philippines, biogas plants here are only limited, but according to Bioenergy News, Metro Pacific is planning to build PHP 1 billion biogas plant.
Other countries like Sweden, Norway, and Denmark are also adapting to it. In fact, more than 30 organizations are involved in their Biogas2020 project that all want to use straw in anaerobic digesters. By doing this, the wastes that will be burned can be the alternative to fossil fuels. Accordingly, this can also be used as fuel for vehicles, fed into gas pipelines as an addition to natural gas, or to be used to generate electricity when there is a shortfall from other renewables.
GHG Emission Reduction
Capturing and utilization of biogas energy is a decisive move to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that are the principal cause of human-induced climate change. These GHG’s can be reduced in two ways. First, the biogas produced can be a source of renewable energy that can replace fossil fuels. Second, biogas reduces methane which is a very potent factor for greenhouse gas.
Methane abatement strategies are critically important in agriculture for waste management, as well as at municipal landfills that flare their captured gas. In addition to that, biogas energy production can capture upstream methane that is converted into a renewable resource. This is one of the multiple ways in which biogas can reduce methane emissions or displace other higher carbon-intensive fuels.
Some scientist blames global warming on human’s usage of fossil fuels. However, the truth is it was because of greenhouse gases, and those GHS’s occur naturally. But given the fact that humans release more into the atmosphere when we burn fossil fuels, that only creates significant destruction to the planet. Biogas energy solutions could thus compensate and help to avoid energy bottlenecks. These critical functions of reducing solid wastes, managing nutrients, reducing GHGs, and mitigating pollution risks can be realized through biogas.
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