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biogas

A gas produced by the biological degradation of organic material under anaerobic conditions, which consists primarily of methane and CO2, and smaller amounts of water vapour, nitrogen, hydrogen and other gases.
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Gonzalez said biomethane is the fuel currently used by 82 Itaipu cars, and has already been approved in tests with tractors, buses and other large vehicles.
The increase in the municipal solid waste directly contributes to an increase in biomethane production.
"Biomethane was the most logical choice for the wheel loader.
"The acquisition of trucks that are powered by the biomethane gas they help to generate means CO2 emissions are reduced by almost 100% - which could very possibly give Warrens Group the lowest carbon footprint for collection of food waste on the planet."
JLET said the works involve converting the existing storage tank to a primary digester, providing for separate digestate storage, installing an additional biomethane upgrading unit, together with associated engineering, electrical and civil works.
Biomethane is produced in a biodigester where material is broken down by bacteria, giving off biogas - in a two-stage fermentation process lasting around 60 days - that can eventually be refined to produce fuel-grade biomethane.
The MPs also backed support for biomethane, saying it "is crucial to meeting the 2020 target and must remain a funding priority".
This is a process whereby biomethane, a renewable green gas, is injected into the UK's gas grid to give the country a highly flexible and efficient source of sustainable energy made from organic material such as food waste.
It is powered by biomethane gas and will use waste from more than 32,000 households along its 15-mile route four days a week.