Biogas and biomethane – the products of efficient and sustainable use of resources
Anaerobic Digestion (AD) makes the best use of organic materials by producing biogas for the generation of renewable heat, electricity, fuel and fertilizer while closing the nutrients cycle and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Thermal gasification is a complementary technology to anaerobic digestion and greatly amplifies the potential of renewable energy in the form of heat, electricity and vehicle fuel.
EBA’s strategic vision - EU biogas and biomethane potential
2020 – Biogas is a versatile energy source and the EBA goal is that the fuel will contribute at least 1.5% of the EU’s primary energy mix corresponding to about 5% of the EU’s natural gas consumption (in energy equivalent terms).
2030 – EBA believes that there is a realistic overall potential for biogas production from anaerobic digestion of at least 30 billion m3/year. Thermal biomass gasification is developing rapidly and, with the right support, is capable of contributing substantial volumes of syngas and biomethane. Taken together, a conservative estimate for the total production of biomethane is 50 billion m3 per year. With the right policies in place, by 2030, the industry could produce renewable energy equivalent to approximately 10% of EU’s current natural gas consumption, for use for electricity generation, heating/cooling and as a transportation fuel.
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