Call for biogas sector to reorient on transport

Biogas will have to be upgraded into biomethane and used in transport in future, not burnt for power and heat, the European biogas industry told a conference

Biogas will have to be upgraded into biomethane and used in transport in future, not burnt for power and heat, the European biogas industry told a conference organised by the German Renewable Energies Agency (AEE) in Brussels on Thursday.

Most of Europe’s biogas is currently burned on the farms where it is produced, to generate heat, electricity and fertiliser. It is primarily made via the anaerobic digestion of a mix of biowaste and crops such as maize, depending on the country.

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