Biogas Opportunities Roadmap


Is biogas a household concept?  It’s getting there.  Within the next decade Harvest Power predicts folks will say, “We get our energy from renewable sources such as wind, solar and biogas.”  August 2014 marks a milestone for fellow biogas-lovers: the Obama Administration issued a Biogas Opportunities Roadmap (PDF) to expand the production of biogas from anaerobic digesters.  A joint publication from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the U.S. Department of Energy, it maps out how more than 11,000 additional biogas systems could be added to the existing 2,000 current sites producing biogas.  Some coverage highlights:

We found a better way in Massachusetts: build anaerobic digesters. Digesters are enclosed operations that use microorganisms to break down organic waste into 1) a biogas that can be used for heat, electricity, or even fuel for vehicles, and 2) a solid that can be used for fertilizer.

What’s your favorite coverage?  What gets you excited both the Biogas Opportunities Roadmap?