The potential of biomethane in a reference city: Lleida

The objective of this article is to analyse what contribution the production of biogas and biomethane could represent in an average city, such as Lleida, capital of the Segriá region (Catalonia), in order to also detect the limitations or barriers which would have to be overcome. The analysis undertaken shows that there is a possible synergy between the different municipalities of the region, due to the fact that some have more resources to produce biomethane than are necessary for its own consumption. The existence of gas pipes to distribute the biomethane from where it is produced to where it can be used with maximum efficiency makes it possible to take advantage of the aforementioned synergy.