Biogas and biomethane: rapidly developing green gases

FuturENERGY July-September 2021

Biogás y biometano: gases verdes en pleno desarrollo

Biogas and biomethane, along with other renewable energies such as electricity and hydrogen of 100% renewable origin, form part of the energy mix that will make the transition to a new, more eco-friendly growth model possible, thus ensuring the future of our planet and future generations.

The European Union has taken the decision to lead the challenge of tackling climate change and, at the end of 2019, released details of a European Green Deal that seeks to achieve climate neutrality by 20501. This means being neutral in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions or, in other words, sequestering at least the same quantity of emissions as those released into the atmosphere.

As part of the European Green Deal, the Commission has proposed a more ambitious GHG reduction target of 55% by 2030 with respect to 1990. The Commission has studied the measures that will be necessary in all sectors and has just presented the ‘Fit for 55’ package this July, the impact of which we are still analysing. Green Deal targets are based on, among other aspects, two main pillars: reduction of GHGs, including carbon dioxide and methane, and promotion of the circular economy, which proposes a growth model based on better management and use of our resources.

Angela Sainz Arnau

Communications Manager of the European Biogas Association (EBA)