The biomethane sector will deliver 20% of current EU gas imports from Russia by 2030, the European Commission has announced at the presentation of its REPowerEU plan.

Biomethane to replace 20% of current EU gas imports from Russia

We will remind you, that the legislation in Ukraine that regulates the production of biomethane is already accepted. Our country has great export potential in this area.

The biomethane target can even triple by 2050, growing well over 100 billion cubic metres and covering 30 to 50% of the future EU gas demand. This opinion was expressed by Harmen Dekker, CEO of EBA (European Biogas Association). The key point here is concerted actions across member states.

It is planned, that the biomethane target should be integrated into the EU Renewable Energy Directive and other legislation.

Why will the biomethane industry grow rapidly?

  • «We simply cannot rely on a supplier who explicitly threatens us.» — said Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen. She emphasised that Europe must become independent from Russian oil, coal and gas.
  • «Putin’s war in Ukraine demonstrates the urgency of accelerating our clean energy transition. It is time we tackle our vulnerabilities and rapidly become more independent in our energy choices. Let’s dash into renewable energy at lightning speed. Renewables are a cheap, clean, and potentially endless source of energy, and instead of funding the fossil fuel industry elsewhere, they create jobs here» — noted Executive Vice-President for the European Green Deal, Frans Timmermans.

Source: Online-media Agro&Chemistry.