Over 100 billion tonnes of organic wastes waiting to be exploited for biogas


‘There’s no Net Zero without biogas’ was the message from Charlotte Morton OBE, President of the World Biogas Association, who revealed that there are  105 billion tonnes of organic wastes that are waiting to be used globally.

Speaking during gasworld’s European CO2 Summit 2024, Morton revealed that – if not recycled – these wastes emit methane and other GHG emissions, 89% of which are not recycled.

“We need to usher in a new era of waste management,” said Morton.

Biogas is seen as a key aspect of the circular carbon economy. Deployment of anaerobic digestion (AD) could fast track the development of this ‘economy of organic wastes’.

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