Dharmendra Pradhan, the Indian Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas, announced in early October 2018 that it would build up to 5,000 biogas plants over the next five years. Agricultural residues, liquid manure and municipal waste are to be fermented. A total of Rs 1.75 lakh crore should be invested. more
Thanks to a pioneering consumer focused initiative, households in Sligo City are leading Ireland in food waste recycling according to a new report launched by the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Richard Bruton TD. The aim of the Pilot was to see how the provision an education programme of waste could improve the amount and quality of food waste in the Brown Bin. By the end of the 12 month initiative, the amount of food being recycled from Sligo households more than doubled and the quantity of non-compostable material (plastic, metals, glass) found in brown bins was slashed from 18% to 1%. more
Small scale bioSNG technology based on allothermal gasification is able to compete with large scale bioSNG technology based on pressurised oxygen-blown gasification. This technology has proved competitive in terms of GHG emissions, primary energy needs and conversion efficiency without high production costs. more
With the start of the year still fresh in our minds, EBA has prepared an overview on the future biogas trends for 2019, taking into account the current EU priorities and the technical developments of the sector. more
In our recently launched Annual Report 2018, we have prepared an overview on the key EU policies for the biogas sector, related to renewable energy production, achievement of climate targets, development of circular economy systems and promotion of clean mobility. Biogas and biomethane are important contributors to those policies and EBA has been actively involved in the relevant discussions ensuring the views and priorities of the sector are considered at EU level. more
The European Renewable Gas Registry members have presented a new submission of the application of the ERGaR RED Voluntary Scheme to the European Commission to be recognized as a voluntary scheme under the Renewable Energy Directive 2009/28/EC. more
2019 will be a year of celebration and changes for the EBA and we are already getting ready for it. As we can imagine you are now planning the next months of your working life, we invite you to grab your new agendas and look for a colorful marker or, if you prefer electronic supports, to open your online calendars. more
The long-awaited EU climate and energy strategy 2050 was published on 28 November. It acknowledges the role of biogas and biomethane reducing emissions in agriculture, as well as when used for various industries and as an energy source in heat and transport sectors.
The Gas for Climate consortium, of which EBA is a member, presented its vision on the role of renewable and low-carbon gas in the future decarbonised energy system at COP24 in Katowice, Poland. The main aim of this edition of the annual UN climate conference is ensuring the full implementation of the Paris Agreement to limit global temperature increase to well below 2 degrees Celsius.
The new rules will boost the use of organic and waste-based fertilisers
After months of trialogue negotiations, the European Parliament, Council and Commission have reached a preliminary political agreement on the Commission’s proposal from March 2016. The new rules will facilitate the access of organic and waste-based fertilisers to the EU Single Market, introducing limits for cadmium and other contaminants in phosphate fertilisers.