Skyline Energy Explains: What Materials Can Create Biogas?
December 1, 2020 Insights
Biogas can be created from many different types of organic matter. Most commonly, a variety of types of organic waste are treated and/or mixed before going into a digester to create biogas.
Organic materials that can be used for biogas production include:
- Food waste, such as spoiled food from grocery stores and cafeterias; table scraps
- Residual waste from industrial/commercial food processing
- Livestock manure
- Livestock feed waste
- Slaughterhouse waste
- Wastewater and sewage
- Farm Wastes
- Energy crops, such as corn silage
The best materials for biogas have optimal nutrient levels and naturally occurring microbes that are necessary for anaerobic digestion (the fermentation process that converts the waste materials into gas).
The ecological benefit of using organic materials for biogas
Since biogas is created from organic materials, it is a naturally sustainable and efficient energy source.
All of these materials might otherwise end up in a landfill and end up contributing further to the climate crisis by releasing toxic levels of methane gas, or by causing toxic chemicals to end up in water treatment plants.
Instead, the biogas process takes advantage of what nature already wants to do: recycle organic materials into productive resources. It is essentially taking potentially toxic methane and converting it into a safer, and much more useful, form.
Skyline Energy is a proud member of the Canadian Biogas Association. We believe that biogas can play a major role in accelerating Canada’s clean energy generation objectives, and we’re excited to see the biogas sector gaining momentum across the country.
About Skyline Clean Energy Fund
Skyline Clean Energy Fund (“SCEF”) is a privately owned and managed portfolio of medium to large scale clean energy assets, focused on acquiring income-producing assets across Canada, under long-term government contracts.
SCEF is offered as an alternative investment product through Skyline Wealth Management Inc. (“Skyline Wealth”), the exclusive Exempt Market Dealer (EMD) for SCEF.
SCEF is committed to surfacing value to its investors through asset monitoring and optimization, while providing a sustainable investment product based in clean, renewable energy.
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