Biogas production in Denmark beat all hitherto domestic records last year in putting out more than 800 million cubic meters of the renewable fuel.
That equates to roughly 40% of gas consumed in the nation during the year, according to a press release from trade association Biogas Danmark.
The lobby adds that this volume, through displacing fossil natural gas, achieved a net reduction of greenhouse gas emissions totaling 1.5 millions tonnes of CO2 equivalent. Furthermore, abatement of methane emissions stemming from utilized livestock manure came to 250,000 tonnes of CO2e.
Future potential is much greater still, says Biogas Danmark Chair Henrik Høegh, noting political attention directed to the area:
”It’s pleasing that [Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen] stated in her New Year’s speech that setting goals for the green transition, while important, is not enough; achieving objectives is also crucial. It’s important to realize projected reductions of greenhouse gases, and to that end the biogas sector is already fully underway and is ready to make markedly greater contributions.”
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(This article is provided by our Danish sister media, AgriWatch)