A new Imperial analysis has found that biogas and biomethane, while more climate-friendly, leak up to twice as much methane as previously thought.
Although biogas and biomethane remain climate-friendlier than non-renewable alternatives, researchers call for better monitoring and fixing of leaks to ensure biogas and biomethane continue to live up to their green credentials.
Biomethane and Biogas are produced when organic matter like animal waste, energy crops, grass, sewage sludge, etc is broken down making them renewable alternatives to natural gas, coal, and oil.
However, researchers at Imperial College London have identified potential pitfalls in energy supply chains for these climate-friendlier gases, concluding that more efforts should be made to reduce methane leakage.
We want to encourage the continued use of biogas and biomethane as renewable resources by taking the necessary actions to tackle methane emissions – Dr. Semra Bakkaloglu
Let’s hope we use biogas and biomethane as renewable resources and make our earth a better place to live.
Author: Sri Nihal Tammana
Source: Imperial College London
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