Bioenergy hits 60% of EU renewables share

Bioenergy accounts for more than 60% of all renewable energy consumed in the EU and is likely to continue to grow, the industry has said

Bioenergy accounts for more than 60% of all renewable energy consumed in the EU and is likely to continue to grow, the industry has said.

Final energy consumption of bioenergy nearly doubled between 2000 and 2013, according to the latest statistical report by biomass association Aebiom.

The trend is set to continue, with member states’ projections indicating a further increase in biomass consumption of at least 33 million tonnes of oil equivalent (Mtoe) by 2020 from 105.1 Mtoe in 2013.

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