Biogas is defined as the mixture of the different gases derived by the natural breakdown of organic matter in the absence of oxygen (also called anaerobic digestion) and can be the result of municipal waste from landfills, but also agricultural waste, manure, plant material, sewage, green waste or food waste.

Why is biogas valuable?

Biogas can be used as an alternative in all applications for which natural gas is required thanks to its chemical composition and in addition, is a great opportunity to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to slow our climate change.  It has been noted by energy specialists that it is only a matter of time before fossil fuels and gas become ‘scarce.’

What are the main benefits associated with biogas?

Biogas can:
  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions by reducing demand for fossil fuels and spontaneous CH4 emissions (landfill and farming)
  • Replace fossil fuels
  • Reduce or completely eliminate the energy footprint of waste treatment plants
  • Reduce methane (greenhouse gas) emissions at landfill sites
  • Substitute for industrially produced chemical fertilisers (spreading of digestates).

From where does Veolia extract biogas?

Veolia currently extracts biogas from landfills, organic waste facilities as well as wastewater treatment plants.

Want to learn more about Veolia’s biogas solutions?

In Australia
Please submit an online enquiry to our customer service team or call us at 132 955.

In New Zealand
Please submit an online request for quote form, and a customer service centre representative will be in touch with your shortly.

For all other general enquiries, please submit an online enquiry to our customer service team or call us at 0800 325 542.
Landfill biogas

Biogas from Landfill

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Biogas from Organic Waste

Biogas wastewater

Biogas from Wastewater Treatment Plants