Leading companies discuss biomethane scale-up with Energy Commissioner Simson
The Declaration signatories recognise that biomethane is the most cost-effective, scalable and sustainable renewable gas available today. The declaration highlights the willingness of biomethane producers and users, with a combined annual turnover of more than €200 billion, to play their part in scaling-up sustainable biomethane to at least 350 TWh by 2030, the potential estimated by the European Commission1.
1 The European Commission estimated a biomethane potential of 30 Mtoe (350 TWh) by 2030 in the In-depth analysis supporting the Clean Planet for All Communication (2018)
"Biomethane will be vital for Europe to achieve climate neutrality by 2050. I welcome the invitation of the companies gathered today for a continued and structural dialogue on biomethane."
European Commissioner for Energy
The companies gathered around the Biomethane Declaration are keen to work with national and EU policy makers and other interested stakeholders to scale-up biomethane in Europe, while ensuring full compliance with strict sustainability requirements and maximising benefits such as rural job creation.