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NNFCC News Review: Bioenergy Issue 124, July 2022

Category: bioenergy
Published: 22/07/2022
Author: NNFCC
Each month we review the latest news and select key announcements and commentary from across the bioenergy sector.

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In March 2022, within the REPowerEU plan, the European Commission set out a clear target of 35 billion cubic metres (bcm) of annual biomethane production within the EU by 2030. This goal will help reduce the EU’s dependence on imported Russian natural gas, by around 20% from current levels. According to the European Biogas Association (EBA) in 2020, 18 European countries were producing biomethane, with Germany out in front – home to over 230 biomethane plants.

Recently, EBA, in collaboration with Bioenergy Europe – a non-profit international organisation that brings together bioenergy institutions and companies to develop a sustainable market with fair business conditions – have released their 2022 Biogas Statistical Report. Of the most pressing findings, the need for a drastic change in design of policy and investments, were standout conclusions; to aid the substitution of biogas and biomethane as alternatives to fossil fuels...

Other News this Month Includes:  


  • Biogas: the crucial puzzle piece to achieving EU energy security and enabling a green future


  • €30 million investment into Irish renewable gas project 

Biomass Heat and Power

  • Orsted sees biomass shortage as Europe seeks alternatives to gas


  • Biomethane production potentials in the EU
  • Gevo’s Northwest Iowa RNG project begins injecting dairy RNG into natural gas pipeline
  • Prime Minister of Norway opens RENEVO’s newest biogas plant

Energy from Waste

  • Waste-to-energy plants have mostly failed in India – and yet governments are building more
  • Goodwood wins top industry award for new biomass project
  • More...

Carbon Capture

  • Viridor commits to being an ESG leader with launch of new strategy
  • Drax submits plans to build world’s largest carbon capture and storage project


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