Biomethane: how to scale up production and foster integration into the network?

18Oct
2022
  • Dinner debate in Strasbourg

Chaired by Jerzy Buzek MEP, President of the EEF

Speakers:

Speaker from Engie (name tbc)
Marcin Kapkowski, Deputy President, GAZ-SYSTEM
Thierry Trouvé, CEO, GRTgaz
Speaker from the European Commission (name tbc)

As part of REPowerEU, the European Commission proposed a Biomethane Action Plan to achieve 35 billion cubic metres (bcm) of annual biomethane production by 2030 and the establishment of a Biomethane Industrial Partnership working towards this goal, which has just been launched.

Since biomethane can directly replace natural gas for use in industrial, power and heating applications, it represents an important part of the solution to cut dependency on fossil fuels from Russia while accelerating the green energy transition.

Alongside production scale-up, facilitating the integration of biomethane into the network is also fundamental.

EEF Associate Members Engie, GRTgaz and Gaz-System will offer insights on effective national policies in place for biomethane and best practices in France and Poland. They will exchange with the European Commission (DG ENER invited) and the MEPs present focussing on the financing and regulatory support required to scale up biomethane production in Europe and foster its integration into the EU gas grid.

 

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