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Biogas ressources


Biogas ressources

biogas

Worldwide

World’s theoretical potential rises according to a study published by the ATEE with 750 TOE/year if all waste were treated through anaerobic digestion in discharge or digesters – a value for which it is necessary to add the agricultural by-products of a value of 1000 TOE/year. Overall, biogas represents a layer comparable with the fossil natural gas worldwide consumption - 1800 TOE/year

In France

Energy likely to be developed starting from anaerobic digestion of household waste, of industrial effluent and wastewater treatment plants sludge seems to be evaluated between 2,6 and 5 million tep/year - more than 10% of the current gas consumption. 

Worldwide ressource in biogas*

World biogas ressource Produced biogas  (TOE/year) Biogas which can be valued (TOE/year)
Urban and industrial solid waste 750 60 to 100
Urban and industrial waste water 50 40 to 50
Agricultural by-products 1000 40 to 150
TOTAL 1800 140 to 300
Biogas/worldwide consumption of natural gas 100% 8% to 17%
*According study of ADEME

Biogas ressources in France*

French biogas ressource     Biogas currently valued toe/year Biogas which can be valued toe/year
Urban wastewater treatment plants 65 000 150 000
Industrial wastewater treatment plants and agrifood industries 64 000 800 000
Discharges 19 000 300 000
Anaerobic digestion of domestic and assimilable solid waste 1 900 1 000 000
Agricultural digesters 100 1 000 000
Total 150 000 3 250 000
Biogas/French consumption of natural gas 0,5% 11%
*According study of ADEME

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