Dialogue between Brazil and Denmark on pros of biogas/biomethane production and applications

24 AUGUST 2017

Biogas is a mixture of different gases produced during the decay of organic matter by anaerobic digestion. The concentration of methane in biogas can be as low as 50 per cent and contain contaminants such as hydrogen sulphide, ammonia and (in case of MSW and sewage) siloxanes. To be able to use biogas in equipment designed to operate on natural gas, it must be upgraded into biomethane. Biomethane can be utilised as a transport fuel and in electricity generation. Existing studies concluded that injecting biomethane into the natural gas grid would result in full use of the gas produced. Whilst biomethane is seen as a potential solution to mitigate climate change, it has yet to see its full utilisation across. This is due to technical, political and economic barriers. This dialogue between Brazil and Denmark has as objective to identify the prospects of biogas/biomethane production and applications. The tentative research question is: Which are the barriers and possibilities for enhanced deployment of biogas technology, as a sustainable energy source in Brazil?


Date: 24 AUGUST 2017

Time: from 9am to 6pm

Language of the event: English

Anfiteatro IEE
Av. Professor Luciano Gualberto, 1289
IEE, University of São Paulo
05508-010, São Paulo – SP, Brazil

Phone: +55 11 977525322