Biogas Potential

Natural gas is an important resource for the European economy. In the GreenGasGrids project partner countries the total consumption of natural gas was about 428 billion m³ in 2010. This makes up 29 % of the total gross energy consumption. It is consumed as final energy for e.g. industry or the residential sector (26 % in the GreenGasGrids projectpartner countries). As only few European countries can produce enough natural gas to cover their own demand, a vast part has to be imported.
By producing biogas in the countries a part of the imported natural gas can be substituted, creating a local industry and reducing the dependency on gas imports.

Natural gas is an important resource for the European economy. In the GreenGasGrids project partner countries the total consumption of natural gas was about 428 billion m³ in 2010. This makes up 29 % of the total gross energy consumption. It is consumed as final energy for e.g. industry or the residential sector (26 % in the GreenGasGrids projectpartner countries). As only few European countries can produce enough natural gas to cover their own demand, a vast part has to be imported.
By producing biogas in the countries a part of the imported natural gas can be substituted, creating a local industry and reducing the dependency on gas imports.