Summer is finally here! Whether you are at the beach, in the middle of the woods or simply enjoying the sun in your backyard, there’s nothing quite like reading on a quiet day.
In case you haven’t had time to stop by your local library, here are the Top 10 Latest Industry Reports on Biogas and Biomethane (RNG) to keep you in the loop during your vacations.
Note: Don’t forget your sunscreen!
1. Best Practices for Reducing Costs of Anaerobic Digestion of Organic Waste
The main target of the report prepared for Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) was to research the best practices for reducing costs of anaerobic digestion (AD) of organic waste and increasing the valorization of biogas and digestate. The research concentrated on the three most common types of AD systems, namely on-farm digesters, stand-alone digesters that process municipal organic waste and codigestion systems for municipal organic waste treatment at WWTPs.
2. Biomethane Production Potentials in the EU
Biomethane can play an important role in meeting the European Union (EU) 2030 GHG reduction target and achieving net-zero emissions by 2050. Additionally, biomethane increases European energy security by reducing the dependency on Russian natural gas and can alleviate part of the energy cost pressure on households and companies. The European Commission fully recognises these benefits and thus set a target of 35 billion cubic meters (bcm) of annual biomethane production by 2030 in its recent REPowerEU plan.
3. Renewable Natural Gas as a Complementary Solution to Decarbonizing Transit
Public transit is one of the most common modes of transportation in big cities. These vehicles are predominantly powered by fossil fuels that are most often diesel. Diesel is one of the most polluting fossil fuels and consists of an entire fuel supply chain that is carbon intensive. However, a less explored option that can outperform BEBs and FCEBs exists. Compressed natural gas (CNG) buses operating using renewable natural gas (RNG) can be cleaner and cheaper to operate than BEBs and FCEBs.
Canadian Urban Transit Research & Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC)
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4. Fueling Clean Mobility with Bio-LNG
The European Green Deal aims to reduce 55% of the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of the European Union by 2030. This directive would turn Europe into the first climate neutral continent. A swift decarbonisation of the EU economy is needed to reach that goal. This will require a deep transformation of our energy system to accommodate increasing shares of renewable and low-carbon energy sources, such as biomethane or hydrogen. This process will encompass all sectors of our economy, including transport, which is responsible for nearly a quarter of Europe’s GHG emissions.
5. Hitting Canada’s Climate Targets with Biogas & RNG
Biogas & Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) is a proven climate solution, with 279 projects across Canada already preventing more than 8 Mt of greenhouse gas emissions from reaching the atmosphere every year. But how much greater a role can biogas & RNG play in hitting Canada’s 2030 and 2050 climate targets?
6. Bioenergy Europe Statistical Report 2022
Bioenergy Europe’s 2022 Report on Biogas focuses on the biogas sector in Europe and its upgraded version, bio-methane. The report takes a look at the biogas consumption and production in the EU and provides an in-depth analysis on the sectors state of play. Readers will be able to access state of the art information on the number of biogas plants in the EU countries and the type of feedstock that they use, among other matters.
7. Green Gas: The Green Economy under our Feet
The UK Government’s new Net Zero Strategy, UK Heat and Building Strategy and British Energy Security Strategy lays out for the first time how the government plans to cut UK emissions in half in less than a decade and eradicate them entirely by 2050, while also ensuring the UK can be largely independent of changes in global fuel prices. It is a feasible proposal that will bring employment, investment, and broader advantages to the UK. However, as the UK Climate Change Committee pointed out, there are significant gaps between these ambitions and a clear policy and delivery pathway. A number of key decisions have yet to be made, with aspects of this pathway relying on ongoing studies (low carbon hydrogen) and technology yet to be developed (new and advanced nuclear power), let alone brought to the market.
8. Turning Circle: How Bioenergy can Supercharge Australia’s Circular Economy
This report highlights that by shifting from a linear waste management model to a circular economy, Australia can move from being one of the highest per capita waste generators in the world to a recycling and remanufacturing powerhouse.
9. The Landscape of Methane Abatement Finance
This first-of-its-kind report on methane mitigation finance aims to assess global investment in methane abatement activities and create a baseline against which investment needs and progress can be measured. This work focuses on existing and established abatement solutions in three broad sectors: fossil fuels, waste (solid waste and wastewater), and agriculture, forestry and land use (AFOLU). Together, these sectors account for 95% of human-made methane emissions.
10. Anaerobic Digestion Deployment in the UK
NNFCC monitors anaerobic digestion activity and has published the ninth annual report on anaerobic digestion deployment in the UK. The report provides a comprehensive regional breakdown of sector development in Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the 9 regions of England, providing detailed information on feedstock requirements, installed capacity and output type (combined heat & power or biomethane-to-grid) for every project.
And there it is, the top ten latest biogas reports to add to your summer reading list! Please note that this is not an exhaustive list, as there is a great handful of publications within the industry.
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