First and foremost, environmental damage is reduced by using biogas as a fuel for energy. This is because it cuts down on the toxic methane emissions which contribute to global warming.
Like biomass and biofuel, it is a renewable ‘clean’ way of producing energy. There will always be a supply of its core ingredients, such as manure, biodegradable waste and agricultural slurry.
Producing biogas for mass consumption will result in a number of new jobs being created. Its production will benefit businesses that can turn their hand to biogas, and also local economies.
And like the other two, utilising biogas will reduce the need for landfill sites. Much less space is needed for anaerobic digestion and there will be a reduction in waste odours.