Biogas and Biomethane

Biogas is a renewable fuel produced by breaking down organic matter such as food scraps and animal waste. It can be used in various ways, including as vehicle fuel and for heating and electricity generation. A certificate system has been created to track Biogas’ use and verify and monitor its quality and production. One certificate represents the generation of 1 Mwh of gas, equivalent to 100 cubic metres. A biogas certificate (GoO) is used as proof that green gas has been generated from renewable sources.





Biomethane is a naturally occurring gas which is produced by the so-called anaerobic digestion of organic matter such as dead animal and plant material, manure, sewage, organic waste, etc. Chemically, it is identical to natural gas which is stored deep in the ground and is also produced from dead animal and plant material. However, there are several important differences between biomethane and fossil fuel derived methane despite the fact that both are produced from organic matter.




Biogas is a mixture of methane and carbon dioxide produced by the bacterial decomposition of organic wastes and used as a fuel. This fuel can be used for transportation purposes.