Biogas is a renewable, as well as a clean, source of energy. Gas generated through bio digestion is non-polluting; it actually reduces the greenhouse effect. No combustion takes place in the process, meaning there is zero emission of greenhouse gasses to the atmosphere; therefore, using landfill gas as a form of energy production is actually a great way to combat global warming. Unsurprisingly, concern for the environment is a major reason why the use of biogas has become more widespread. The biogas plants lower methane emissions by capturing this harmful gas and using it as fuel. Biogas unlike other types of renewable energies, the process is natural, not requiring energy for the generation process. In addition, the raw materials used in the production of biogas are renewable, as trees and crops will continue to grow. Manure, food scraps, and crop residue are raw materials that will always be available, which makes it a highly sustainable option.