Europe is producing today 18.4 bcm of biogas and biomethane combined. Calculations show that by 2030, production can double towards 35-45 bcm. By 2050, production can increase at least fivefold from today’s production levels, going up to 167 bcm. Hereby, the 2050 potentials represent up to 40% of the gas consumption in the EU in 2021. Assuming a reduced gas demand, biomethane will be able to cover up to 61% of gas demand by 2050.
Such growth represents 460,000 jobs by 2030 and over 1 million jobs by 2050.