Spain

 

Political targets for biogas and biomethane production

Very ambitious target for the transport sector (no fossil emissions by 2030), but very little means implemented so far to reach it. The so called biogas strategy written by the Swedish Energy Agency (2011) did not include the potential of thermal gasification, and expressed that biomethane from urban waste is not a fuel suitable for the LDV market (too small potential and too expensive to build up the infrastructure), but rather suitable for local and regional markets of buses and other HDV’s. Recent (2013) announcements on prolonging existing policies have made the market players somewhat more optimistic. However, the independent state investigation on how to reach the goal of 2030 that is under way will be the real deciding point when it comes to the targets of biomethane for transport.