California Biogas Industry Assessment

April 2005

Provides a basic tutorial on the U.S. biogas industry and examines the potential usage of biomethane (an upgraded form of biogas) as a transportation fuel in California. The report outlines the entire chain from biogas production to consumption in clear, easy-to-understand terms. Readers will gain a basic understanding of biogas feedstocks, biogas production via anaerobic digestion, direct usage of biogas to produce heat and power, technologies for upgrading biogas to biomethane, potential biomethane usage including as a transportation fuel, biomethane distribution options, benefits of biogas and biomethane, and much more.

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