Modeling the Cost of Biomethane Production

December 22, 2014 | State of the Market Report

The alternative fuel industry is moving to nonfood feedstocks and biogas, a 50:50 mixture of methane and carbon dioxide, from various sources has the potential to play into both the electricity and fuel markets. For this report, we built a detailed cost model to analyze biogas production cost from three sources: landfills, livestock farms, and wastewater treatment facilities. Additionally, we analyzed four commercially available biogas upgrading technologies: water scrubbing, amine scrubbing, pressure swing adsorption (PSA), and membrane separation. We then identified opportunities for existing biogas technologies and potential downstream opportunities that arise with technology improvements.

Coverage Areas

  • Alternative Fuels
  • Owning the Energy Transition
  • Water

Table of Contents

  • Executive Summary
  • Landscape
  • Analysis
  • Outlook
  • Endnotes

Lead Analyst

Yuan-Sheng Yu
Senior Analyst

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