Circular Economy: Let’s go mainstream with Biogas

Many countries have made incredible progress towards decarbonizing electricity production through provision of alternatives.

Ambitions on climate targets are also driving innovation and quest for alternative energy to score points in the climate agenda.

One of such areas of huge success is biogas: energy from fermentation of waste and other organic materials.

Sourcing energy from biogas seems the perfect solution to two problems faced in today’s developing world: ever-increasing waste and the need to rapidly decarbonize in the face of increasingly alarming climate worries.

Already, renewable energy pioneers “Ecotricity” are proposing green gas (biogas) mills for fracking sites in the UK.

It’s also no news that biogas specialists GenECO are already treating over 70million cubic meters of sewage every year to power about 8000 homes.

Bristol Energy is offering its energy customers 100% renewable electricity (with 15% green gas—produced primarily from the poop of the residents of the city of Bristol).

Drawing energy from the fermentation of waste products such as manure, food and sewage “biogas” offers an opportunity for a ‘circular economy’ in the use of products beyond the end of their service life.

It is my belief that the scaling up of micro-biogas plants in developing countries is one of the fastest routes to the establishment of a successful circular economy.