As part of its REPowerEU plan, the European Commission proposes a rapid acceleration of renewable energy including 35 bcm biomethane by 2030 and a new Biomethane Industrial Partnership to ‘support the achievement of the target and create the preconditions for a further ramp up towards 2050’. The biomethane value chain welcomes the biomethane target and the public-private partnership.
Over the past year, a wider group of 30 companies and organisations, coordinated by European Biogas Association and Common Futures having working towards this goal. Last December we published the Biomethane Declaration, in which we called for a scale-up of biomethane to 350 TWh by 2030, which roughly equals 35bcm. On the 8th of March the commission announced the target of 35 bcm by 2030 for biomethane and on the 18th of May the biomethane action plan, including the set up of the Biomethane Industrial Partnership, was announced.
The EBA is now working to assemble a Steering Committee (SC) that will represent the biomethane value chain in building and leading the REPowerEU announced Partnership, in cooperation with the European Commission.
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The biomethane value chain is currently working with the European Commission to set up the Biomethane Industrial Partnership.