Creating clean-burning, carbon-neutral biogas from waste benefits industries, communities, the US, the planet, and future generations.
Benefits of biogas include:
- Reducing the necessity of exploration and production of fossil fuel methane
- Reducing reliance on foreign energy imports and promoting US energy independence
- Diverting massive amounts of organic waste from landfills every year
- Supporting the natural carbon cycle and reducing methane gas emissions into the atmosphere
- Creating a sustainable alternative to land application of waste
- Reducing nutrient runoff
- Reducing pathogens and promoting biosecurity
- Creating green jobs
- Dramatically reducing local emissions and nuisance odor
“There’s a common thread woven through everything we do that goes beyond the production of fuel. We’re thinking about our communities, our environment and leaving our children a legacy independent of oil and gas. We want to make a difference.”
—Maris Licis,Vice President of Finance, C2e
How does C2e benefit the environment?
Carbon Cycle Energy plays an integral role in Earth’s natural carbon cycle. CO2 is removed from Earth’s atmosphere through the process of photosynthesis that occurs in land-borne plants and in the ocean’s aquatic biomass. This is a process called carbon sequestration and it is nature’s way of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Through the natural food-chain, humans ultimately consume the sequestered plant and animal carbon. Organic waste which would otherwise be land-filled or land-applied, is processed by C2e into usable methane biofuels and other renewable products that can be used in our homes, businesses and transport. Water and CO2 are the natural byproduct from the combustion of methane biofuels. The CO2 re-enters the atmosphere where the entire cycle begins again.
“If we rethink how we make, move and use power, we can change the world.”
—James D. Marston,Vice President, Clean Energy
Environmental Defense Fund