The advantages of biomethane from dry biomass-to-gas
As will ultimately be the case for biomethane from micro-algae, biomethane from dry biomass-to-gas has many advantages:
• The biomethane production unit can be close to the resource, in order to encourage local supply and reduce transport-related greenhouse gas emissions. In France, biomethane will enable local authorities and industrial companies to extract value from their lignocellulose biomass natural resources, as well as to achieve the target of including 10% of renewable fuel in transportation by 2020.
•Biomethane from dry biomass-to-gas is a decentralized renewable energy, and its production process is accompanied by the creation of many local jobs that cannot be outsourced.
• The excess heat from the production process is recovered via an urban heating network or by a neighboring industrial company in order to guarantee optimal energy-efficiency.
The uses for the biomethane are identical to those for natural gas, for which it can be a beneficial supplement. This means that the biomethane from dry biomass-to-gas is fed into the same supply or transmission network, in order to limit the environmental impact of its transportation, and to deliver this energy channel to any location in France and Europe.