Biogas/Anaerobic Digestion

Anaerobic digestion is the simple, natural breakdown of organic matter. At the end of the process there remains a mixture of methane and carbon dioxide gases (biogas), water and some organic material (digestate). Biogas can be burned to produce both heat and electricity, while methane can be used as vehicle fuel or injected into the gas grid. A critical component of the process from a fire risk perspective is the engine room, typically a combined heat and power plant (CHP) which burns the biogas.