Overzicht van biogas- en groen gas-productie in Europa (2020)

De IEA Bioenergy Task 37 presenteert in haar nieuwsbrief informatie over (o.a.) groen gas-projecten in Europa. De nieuwsbrief is hier te vinden.

Twee berichten zijn zeker de moeite waard, te weten een rapport dat een overzicht van alle projecten in Europa laat zien en een overzichtskaart van Europa met alle projecten op één A4. Hieronder staat een andere toelichting met de juiste links.

Mapping the state of play of renewable gases in Europe

The study, as part of the Horizon 2020 project REGATRACE, shows that the countries with the biggest production of biomethane are Germany (10,018 GWh in 2018), United Kingdom (3,300 GWh in 2018), the Netherlands (2,226 GWh in 2018), Denmark (1,425 GWh in 2017), Sweden (1,281 GWh in 2018) and France (1,207 GWh). The production and consumption of biomethane is well-balanced in most Member States, while Denmark and Germany produce more biomethane than they consume, and the excess of production is exported or stored. In Sweden, the consumption of biomethane doubles its production. This can be explained because Swedish incentives are focused on the consumption side, whereas most Member states tend to subsidize the production or injection of biomethane.  The value and duration of operational support for biomethane differs largely between the different countries and regions. When it comes to the type of support, 65 % of renewable gas producers have a preference for the application of Feed-in Tariffs. In Sweden and Italy, the main end-use application is transport, whereas in the United Kingdom is heating & cooling. Most of Sweden’s biomethane is used in the transport sector due to a favourable support system. In Italy, the use of biomethane in the transport sector is facilitated by the already existing infrastructure and methane vehicles fleet. The cross-border trade of biomethane is still limited due to missing European harmonization.

Biomethane Map 2020 shows a 51% increase of biomethane plants in Europe in two years

The European Biogas Association (EBA) and Gas Infrastructure Europe (GIE) have released the second edition of the ‘European Biomethane Map’. The analysis of the data collected shows that the number of biomethane plants in Europe has increased by 51% in 2 years, from 483 in 2018 to 729 in 2020. There are currently 18 countries producing biomethane in Europe. Germany has the highest share of biomethane plants (232), followed by France (131) and the UK (80). The comprehensive map locates and lists all known biomethane installations running in Europe. It has been produced with the information gathered from national biogas associations, energy agencies and companies.
The map provides specific details about each biomethane plant, including their connection to the gas grid, feed-in capacity, main substrate used, upgrading process and date of start of operation. Cross-border interconnection points and pipelines are also indicated.
The map brings additional data about the European biomethane market evolution, distribution of plants in European countries, and forecasts of natural gas and biomethane indigenous production in Europe until 2037.