BCNG or biomethane is produced by biodegradation of renewable natural materials, which means that the produced energy is renewable. The main component of biomethane – methane – is an energy carrier that releases energy upon combustion. Therefore, it is possible to produce both electricity and heat using a combined heat and power plant.
Eesti ettevõtete Infortar ja Alexela asutatud ühisettevõte Eesti Biogaas toodab Vinnis ja Ilmatsalus taastuvkütust biometaani. Tegu on kõige puhtama ja tahmavabama kütusega, mida võimalik transpordis kasutada.
Purified biomethane can be used as a car fuel or directed into the overall natural gas network. Biomethane can also be mixed with natural gas; its quality and operating characteristics will remain the same.