Biogas is gas released when organic matter, such as plant biomass, animal waste, and landfill waste, breaks down.
Methane is a powerful biogas that forms in landfills. It slowly builds as waste decays under soil and pressure. Methane from landfills is highly flammable, clean burning, and renewable. Power plants use methane to produce electricity. Methane biogas is also a valuable cooking and heating fuel.
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