Sustainable feedstock

There will be enough sustainable feedstock to produce biogas and biomethane in Europe thanks to:

  • Increased supply of food waste thanks to better separate waste collection.
  • Unlocked potential from industrial wastewater.
  • More efficient use of agriculture residues and animal manure.
  • Additional feedstock potential originating from the roll-out of sequential cropping as a sustainable agriculture practice in Europe.
  • Improvements in the gasification technology allowing additional types of feedstocks to be used to produce biomethane such as landscape care wood, secondary forestry residues and post-consumer waste wood.

The use of monocrops is not anticipated to reach the biomethane target of 35 bcm by 2030.