Biogas (or biomethane) will play an important role in delivering RePowerEU objectives, notably energy supply diversification and clean energy production
Recent geopolitical events have emphasized the importance for the European Union to increase its resilience across strategic sectors including energy. The reduction of the dependence of the EU on energy imports is key to mitigate risks of energy shortages and price volatility, affecting end-user prices and industry competitiveness. To address these challenges, the EU launched the RePowerEU plan in 2022, aimed at reducing energy consumption, diversifying energy sources, and promoting clean energy by mobilizing EUR 300 billion by 2030.
Biogas production generates renewable energy through the anaerobic digestion of organic materials such as agricultural or industrial wastes, or sewage. By decarbonizing end-uses (e.g. heat, power, fertilizer), it is a significant driver in reducing global greenhouse gases (GHG) between 10% and 13%, according to the European Biogas Association.
Additionally, the development of biogas production offers two very local key benefits. Firstly, it addresses the growing challenge of waste processing and utilization, especially as regulations on recycling, landfilling and incineration become more stringent. Secondly, biogas production generates digestate, which should be transformed as bio fertilizer, better supporting the decarbonization of the agricultural sector.
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