Bioenergy and Climate Benefits

Converting organic waste to energy is one of the most effective tools we have for reducing climate pollutants. Biogas provides the lowest carbon fuels of any kind, cuts methane emissions from dairies and other organic waste, and can reduce black carbon from wildfire.  Increasing bioenergy production is a critical strategy to reduce the most potent climate pollutants, known as “Short-Lived Climate Pollutants” (SLCPs). Bioenergy production is one of the most cost-effective ways to cut greenhouse gas emissions. And bioenergy can restore carbon by reducing wildfire and producing organic soil amendments like biochar, biosolids and digestate.

To learn more, download BAC Fact Sheet – Bioenergy and Climate Benefits