Biomethane set for huge scale-up, according to new report


It is estimated that 30 to 40% of Europe’s total gas consumption could be made up of sustainable biomethane by 2050, according to a report released by the European Biogas Association (EBA).

By analysing the current availability of renewable gases in Europe, the report – the 11th edition of the EBA’s Statistical Report – also suggests the best pathways for biogas and biomethane to see full deployment.

It states that, by 2050, biogas and biomethane production could reach up to 1,700 TWh (terawatt hour), up from 191 TWh of energy in 2020. 

Already comprising 4.6% of the gas consumption of the European Union (EU), agriculture-based biogas and biomethane plants produce most of Europe’s renewable gas, which the report reveals is more than the entire natural gas consumption of Belgium. 

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