Methane Facts & Ju-Jutsu

 

What you should know about the main component of the cooking gas you produce in your backyard.

Whether you are a HomeBiogas user or simply someone who cares about our environment, it is a good idea to know about biogas and methane. Biogas or biomethane is a gaseous mixture consisting 50%-80% methane (CH4) and carbon dioxide (CO2). Methane is the primary component of natural gas.

Methane
23% of methane in our atmosphere is man-made

 

Methane is emitted in several different ways:

  • During the production and transport of coal, natural gas, and oil
  • From livestock and other agricultural practices
  • The decay of organic waste in municipal solid waste landfills
Whether it’s your waste sitting in a landfill, coal production, or those dog droppings littered in the backyard, organic waste ALWAYS produces methane.

 

The Problem with Methane

When methane is released into the air it absorbs the sun’s heat and warms the atmosphere. For this reason, it is considered a greenhouse gas, like carbon dioxide (CO2). Most people believe that carbon dioxide is the most problematic greenhouse gas, but that is a misconception. Studies show that over a 100-year period, methane is actually over 25x more potent than carbon dioxide as a greenhouse gas in the atmosphere! Also, methane can have centuries-long impacts on the on thermal expansion in the oceans.

A concrete fact you should know: About 30% of the man-made global warming we’re experiencing today is caused by methane emissions.

Greenhouse gases
Methane is actually over 25x more potent than carbon dioxide

 

So the challenge we face is clear: We need to trap methane gas to produce energy and slow climate change.

 

Ju-Jutso Move On Methane

Ju-Jutso is a Japanese martial art that is all about manipulating the opponent’s force against himself. The idea behind capturing methane is subverting its powerful and damaging potential to pollute, and instead use it as an energy source. It is a double win for us – reducing pollution, and getting renewable biogas.

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Biowaste will always produce methane; that’s not going to change. What can change, however, is the fate of that methane. It is important to harnesses the energy of biogas that otherwise goes unused. Rather than freely dissipating into the atmosphere, methane can be collected and used as an alternative fuel for cooking.

 

Trap Methane From Your Trash

With HomeBiogas you can generate over 2 hours of cooking gas daily, from the methane your organic kitchen waste will emit. This makes the benefits twofold by both up-cycling a potent greenhouse gas and alleviating the reliance on other harmful energy sources.

HomeBiogas Up-cycles Methane
HomeBiogas Up-cycles Methane

 

Each system reduces carbon emissions by 6 tons annually! Make use of this revolutionary system, make your own cooking gas, and help fight climate change!

Written by: Inbal Elad

Inbal is a content & marketing communications professional, focusing on Ag-Tech and Renewable Energy.

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