The president of the Italian Biogas Consortium (CIB), Piero Gattoni, has been appointed vice president of the board of the European Biogas Association (EBA).
The appointment comes after the association’s assembly last month elected Anders Mathiasson as their new president and Michael Niederbacher as vice president, representing industry members.
The latest EBA report highlights how biogas and biomethane production is growing rapidly across Europe. To date, 15 billion cubic metres of biogas and 3 billion cubic metres of biomethane have been produced.
The REPowerEu plan presented by the European Commission, sees the production of biogas and biomethane as among the leading technologies in the field, recognising anaerobic digestion as a technology capable of playing an important role in reducing energy dependence on Russia and accelerating the transition to green fuels.
Piero Gattoni, said: ”The next three years will be decisive for laying the regulatory and political foundations so that our sector can reach the production target of 35 billion cubic metres of biomethane envisaged by the plan, equal to 15 percent of the current European consumption of natural gas.”