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A mixture of methane and carbon dioxide produced by bacterial degradation of organic matter and used as a fuel.


(General Engineering) a gas that is produced by the action of bacteria on organic waste matter: used as a fuel


or bi•o-gas

(ˈbaɪ oʊˌgæs)

any gas fuel derived from the decay of organic matter, as the mixture of methane and carbon dioxide produced by the bacterial decomposition of sewage, manure, garbage, or plant crops.
bi`o•gas`i•fi•ca′tion, n.


Gas fuel that is obtained from living matter, such as ethanol from sugarcane or methane from decaying organic substances.


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The European Commission has approved under EU State aid rules an Italian support scheme for the production and distribution of advanced biofuels, including advanced biomethane.
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The company announced last week the signing of a deal to use biomethane at five of its sites in the UK and Ireland.
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This is a process whereby biomethane, a renewable green gas, is injected into the UK's gas grid to give the country a highly flexible and efficient source of sustainable energy made from organic material such as food waste.
Les secteurs d'activites et les produits concernes par cet evenement sont les fabricants ou fournisseurs de composants d'usine et des matieres premieres ainsi que des planificateurs ou Fabricants d'usines de biogaz, de services Techniques, Services Tertiaire et de valorisation du biogaz ou Biomethane, a precise l'API sur son site electronique.
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This need not be the case when offering financial support to innovative projects such as JC Biomethane.