Biogases will play a pivotal role in delivering Europe’s long-term energy security and climate mitigation objectives, as part of a forward-looking and balanced renewable energy mix. Besides, their benefits go far beyond the reduction of greenhouse emissions.

Biogases are the cheapest and most scalable form of renewable gas available today.
They are a dispatchable energy carrier and as such can be deployed to balance intermittent renewable energy generation.

Moreover, biomethane (upgraded biogas) can directly substitute natural gas and it can be stored and deployed across the whole energy system, using existing gas infrastructure and end-use technologies.

Additionally, biogases are well placed to deliver significant, long-term socio-economic benefits, thereby supporting the transition to a more sustainable and circular economy.

During 2023, “Biogases: beyond energy” will explore the multiple solutions that biogases are already providing in the development of a European bioeconomy through 6 factsheets.


1. Energy system integration

In this factsheet you will find a handy explainer on energy system integration. You will discover the role that biogases play in ensuring a fully flexible energy system of the future. The factsheet also showcases two biogas plants already contributing to the energy system flexibility and presents recommendations how to facilitate system integration.

Available in March 2023.

2. Regenerative agriculture

Available in April 2023

3. Transport

Available in May 2023

4. Heating

Available in September 2023

5. Industrial uses

Available in October 2023

6. Sustainability

Available in November 2023