EBA to launch overview of biogas, gasification technologies

The European Biogas Association (EBA) is launching the first comprehensive categorisation of European biogas and gasification technologies. It is hoped this will give visibility to high-quality European products and services from the biogas sector.

Global leaders are now discussing the next steps in the climate agenda at the COP26 summit and the urgent need for ‘deep and sustained’ reductions of greenhouse gas emissions. The EU biogas sector is ‘strongly committed’ to climate neutrality and is ready to deploy increased shares of renewable gas.

The sector is well developed in Europe and ready to scale up, said the EBA. According to data from the Association, the combined production of biogas and its upgraded form, biomethane, could cover today 4.6% of the whole EU gas demand. By 2050, around 30-40% of EU gas needs can be met by biogas/biomethane.

The EBA, together with the German Biogas Association and the Austrian Compost and Biogas Association, are already working on this direction in the framework of the Digital Global Biogas Cooperation (DiBiCoo) EU Project. One of the ‘fruits’ of this cooperation is the categorisation of European biogas and gasification technologies presented today. The overview is divided into two different publications – one dedicated to anaerobic digestion (AD) and the other on gasification.

The deployment of renewable energy, including biogas, to reduce GHG emissions at global level is urgent, noted the EBA. Global cooperation in the framework of projects such as DiBiCoo is ‘essential’ to speed up this process with the implementation of new renewable energy projects, ensuring the best possible future for the next generations.

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