28 Apr '12, 2pm

Growing Biogas in North America: Three Legs of Sustainability

Growing Biogas in North America: Three Legs of Sustainability

In part II of her recent two part article , Ms. Meredith Sorenson discussed how North America will transition into adopting anaerobic digestion (AD) citing the planned AD installations at Richmond, BC and London, ON by Harvest Power. In addition, she noted that America could see a similar renaissance in its renewable energy cards as Germany, which serves as a model bioenergy economy. In order to grow a sustainable biogas sector that is a long-lasting player in our (renewable) energy and waste management plan, the three legs of sustainability (social, environmental and economic) must be kept in mind. This means social, economical and environmental sustainability should be considered. Biogas plants are environmentally sustainable due to its reduction of harmful methane emissions that are otherwise generated when organics are landfilled. Socially, biogas plants support commun...

Full article: http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2012...

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