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What is the Difference Between Biomass and Biogas?

The main difference between biomass and biogas is that biomass is a solid material whereas biogas is a gaseous compound created through the process of Anaerobic Digestion.


Biomass typically comes from crop waste, wood and specific resources that have been grown to create biomass energy through burning in the presence of oxygen and Biogas is an end product of the Anaerobic Digestion (AD) process where food waste is transformed into energy in the absence of oxygen as part of the AD process.

Biomass energy is the use of biomass as an energy source. With biomass energy, biomass is burned or converted to make heat, electricity, or liquid fuel.

Biogas is a renewable energy; it is created as a direct result of transforming food waste to energy and it is an environmentally friendly way of doing it.

Anaerobic digestion is a sustainable process involving the breakdown of organic matter within anaerobic digestors through a process which generates biogas energy and fertiliser. The use of this high nutrient biofertiliser replaces the use of fossil-fuel derived fertilisers and ensures a complete loop of carbon and energy capture.

Benefits of AD

  • Turns waste into a resource - energy and fertiliser
  • A natural fuel produced rather than use of fossil fuels
  • It produces a high nutrient fertilizer
  • Reduces a company’s carbon footprint


When it comes to recycling food waste to help generate biogas not only are companies doing their part to reduce the food waste the UK generates on a daily basis, but they also will be reducing their Co2 emissions and these efforts support long-term environmental sustainability. Using the expert knowledge of teams within the food waste recycling industry companies will gain regulatory, commercial and engineering support from the renewables sector.

There are a range of food waste materials that can be recycled as part of the AD process, across several anaerobic digestion plants across the UK, from food waste through to oils and fats.

These businesses are well-placed to provide a truly useful link between the anaerobic digestion sector and the food industry enabling more environmentally and commercially focused processes.

In For the Long Haul

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With over 60 years’ expertise in the food waste business and over 30 years’ experience in the anaerobic digestion industry, you can rest assured that you’re in safe hands when you work with us.

How does Anaerobic Digestion work?

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Anaerobic digestion is a complex biological process involving the breakdown of organic matter in the absence of oxygen in large, sealed, and insulated vessels with controlled heating and mixing.

Signs of Growth with Spring Acquisition

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We are delighted to announce that after the difficult year we have all had, we have welcomed a new business to the BioteCH4 group. It is testament to our team of employees across all our sites that we have been able to continue servicing the needs of all of our customers across various industry sectors during the pandemic, while continuing to grow as a business.