September 19, 2023

Electric generation from biogas is becoming a major trend in many countries, such as Germany, China, and India.

Typically, conversion of biogas to generate electricity is done utilizing a generator although it can also be generated using fuel cells.

Global power generation capacity from biogas has grown over 2.5 times since 2010 from under 10 GW to almost 25 GW in 2022.

The latest International Energy Agency (IEA) report shows 2022 being a record year for biogas increasing 3.4 GW (about 16%) compared to 2021.

The IEA also reported that almost two-thirds of biogas production in 2018 was used to generate electricity and heat (basically split equally between electricity-only facilities and co-generation facilities). Germany led the way followed by the US and the UK.