Map of over 500 European biomethane facilities released

The European Biogas Association and Gas Infrastructure Europe (GIE) have collaborated on a comprehensive map of all known biomethane installations currently running in Europe.

‘European Biomethane Map 2018’ lists over 500 units on the continent, and according to its creators is the first of its kind. It’s been produced with information taken from biogas associations, energy agencies and companies.

“The number of biomethane plants in Europe has been considerably increasing in recent years, reaching over 500 units today,” said Jan Stambasky, president of the European Biogas Association (EBA).

“EBA and GIE have decided to illustrate this positive trend with this map, which provides a high-quality overview of the main technical features, current status and location of existing installations. With the huge development of the biomethane sector expected in the coming years, this pioneering map might be the first in a long series.”

According to an EBA statement, the map provides specific details about each biomethane plant, including connections to the gas grid, feed-in capacity, main substrate used, upgrading process and date of start of operation. Cross-border interconnection points and pipelines are also indicated.

“GIE is convinced that the European Gas Grids are ready to ensure that biomethane is transported and injected locally and used globally,” said Boyana Achovski, GIE secretary general.

“This map shows the positive development of the biomethane plants nowadays.”

The map can be downloaded here.

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