Biogas facilities in Denmark have seen their contribution to the Danish gas system increase substantially in 2021 compared to the previous year, according to Energinet.

At the end of 2021 biogas introduced into the Danish gas system accounted for around 25% of gas consumption, approximately a 4% increase on 2020 levels. 

The increase comes amidst a changing energy environment, one that promotes the reduction of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by adopting renewable energy such as biogas. 

Calling it a ‘huge transition’, Jeppe Danø, Vice President, Head of Electricity and Gas Market Departments, Energinet, added, “A transition where we must achieve an energy system with net emissions of zero CO2 by 2050.” 

“In order to get there, we need to reduce CO2 emissions from the energy we consume.” 

Biogas consumption in the Danish gas system

Biogas consumption in the Danish gas system

Source: Energinet

The jump in biogas consumption follows the introduction of 51 biogas facilities to the Danish gas system since 2013. 

Uses includes heating, combined heat and power (CHP) production, manufacturing, and for cars, trucks and buses. 

Helping to provide a decentralised and wide-spread gas supply, the biogas industry is expected to cover 75% of Danish gas consumption in 2030 and able to fully meet annual Danish gas demand by 2034.