Study on the potential of biogas injection into the gas network

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The Agency of renewable raw materials (FNR) has published a study on the prospects for the introduction of biogas into the natural gas network.

The Renewable Energies Act (EEG) makes the production of electricity from biogas profitable, but its operation as heat would be even more. Thus, the distribution via the network of natural gas would be an interesting alternative.

The biogas is purified beforehand to reach the quality of natural gas.

The advantage would be to transport over long distances to the end customer. However, after the NRT, even if the process worked, it does not necessarily would present a real interest everywhere: gas network is not sufficiently developed to allow access to the entire population, and the quality of the gas varies depending on regions. In conclusion of the study of the FNR, the preparation of the gas is a cost effective from a given plant size. The study will help to determine on which site and in what circumstances the preparation of the gas and the network connection is interesting. It also emits assumptions on the most interesting regions for biogas network.

For more information, contact:
- FNR - tel: + 49 3843 69 30 0 - email:
- The study is available at the address in the
"Literatur" section
Sources: Depeche idw, communicates the FNR -13 / 04 / 2006
Editor: Valerie Bichler,


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