Biogas, biomethane and other renewable gases are an important corner stone of a carbon-neutral economy in Europe. The European Biogas Association advocates for the recognition of biogas and biomethane as sustainable and flexible energy sources that provide multiple benefits. These green gases support the development of a circular bio-economy. They can help us make optimal use of all our resources valorising waste and promoting the agroecological transition, while improving our security of supply and the storage of renewable energy.
The EBA advocates for the recognition of biomethane and other renewable gases as sustainable, on demand and flexible energy sources that provide multiple knock on socio-economic and environmental benefits. We represent today near 8,000 stakeholders from the whole biogas and biomethane value chain.
Supported by its members, the EBA is committed to work with European institutions, industry, agricultural partners, NGOs and academia to develop policies which can enable the large-scale deployment of renewable gases and organic fertilisers throughout Europe. This expansion needs to be supported by transparent, well established sustainability certification bodies to ensure sustainability remains at the core of the industry.
In the legislative period of 2019-2024, the EBA will call for EU-wide policies to:
- Make European energy and climate policies sustainable, stable and comprehensive, increasing cost-competitiveness of renewable energy.
- Boost production and consumption of sustainable renewable gas in Europe for all energy sectors, including transport, domestic and industrial uses (heat, feedstock).
- Enable cross-border and cross-sectoral exchange of renewable gases.
- Gain recognition for the additional intrinsic socio-economic and environmental benefits of renewable gas production.
- Make anaerobic digestion an essential part of competitive and sustainable agriculture and waste management.
- Promote R&D, innovation and alternative technologies in the field of renewable gases.