Today, producers of biomethane are primarily rewarded for contributing to renewable energy targets via support or market-based mechanisms. The additional socio-economic and environmental benefits that biomethane production delivers, are currently not fully rewarded by policy makers or recognised by society at large.
The European Biogas Association will present the findings of the report ”Beyond energy: monetising biomethane’s whole system benefits”, conducted by Guidehouse, on a dedicated webinar on Wednesday 14 February 2023, from 10:00 to 11:15 CET. The report quantifies the value of the positive externalities of biogas and biomethane production for a selection of sustainable feedstocks.
The outputs of this study will serve as a solid basis for European policy makers to recognise these externalities in future climate, energy and waste policy, and for society as a whole to understand the benefits biomethane can bring to the future European energy system.