The Potential for Renewable Gas: Biogas Derived from Biomass Feedstocks and Upgraded to Pipeline Quality

This report provides an assessment of the national technical potential of Renewable Gas to contribute to enhancing energy security, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, fostering a cleaner environment, and creating jobs. Renewable gas is the term used to describe pipeline-quality biomethane produced from biomass. It is carbon neutral, extremely versatile, and fully compatible with the U.S. pipeline infrastructure. The report shows that under two reasonable long-term scenarios, renewable gas has the potential to meet between 4 to 10 percent of current (2010) natural gas usage in the U.S. or, the equivalent of half of current residential use.

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