The European Biogas Association (EBA) has today released a new paper providing analysis on the potential of biomethane for fast decarbonisation of the transport sector.

EBA’s paper considered 11 comparative studies analysing transport emissions per type of fuel, which shows that biomethane can reach even carbon negative levels of CO2 reductions in transport.

Despite all current efforts from the EU, the transportation sector is the only sector which is not decarbonising but shows an increase in greenhouse gas emissions on a yearly basis since 2014, the paper explains.

Following the analysis, the EBA emphasis the need for further actions to reduce emissions in the transport sector, highlighting the role that biomethane can play in these efforts.

“This paper sheds light on the significant potential of biomethane to reduce emissions in the transport sector, which is currently underestimated,” said Harmen Dekker, Director of the EBA.

“The multiple socio-economic and environmental benefits associated to the deployment of this renewable fuel will directly benefit EU citizens. Biomethane is a no regrets option to decarbonise transport.” 

Based on the factual data outlined in the report, the EBA is now calling upon EU policymakers to recognise the valuable role and potential of biomethane in the Strategy on Sustainable and Smart Mobility and create a level playing field.

In the paper, the EBA states that biomethane is currently the only sustainable fuel besides green electricity which is readily available and allows for the fast decarbonisation of transport areas.

The full paper can be accessed here.