Data bank with existing incentives and subsequent development of biogas plants compared to national targets

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This report aggregates information on existing European incentives for biogas plants compared with the national development of the biogas sector. A variety of different factors (socio-economic, political, technological) are likely to have an impact on the development of biogas production, which makes it difficult to assess the influence of national support schemes on biogas production. The data gathered for 30 different countries suggest that a mere 71.0% of the 2015 biogas production was likely to have been caused by the main support scheme in the country, with an average of 3 years lag time between the start of the main support scheme (SS) and a significant rise in biogas production (average for FiT).