There is an urgent need to diversify EU gas supplies. Today, the EU produces only 15% of the gas it consumes. It is highly dependent on external suppliers.
Europe is producing today 18 bcm of combined biogas and biomethane, which could cover the total gas demand of Belgium. By 2030, the European Commission has proposed a target to deploy 35 bcm by 2030, representing 20% of current gas imports from Russia. By 2050, combined biogas and biomethane production could reach 95 bcm, which would be equivalent to 30-40% of the total gas demand.
Such growth represents 420,000 jobs by 2030 and over 1 million jobs by 2050.