The European Commission has launched today the Communication on Sustainable Carbon Cycles acknowledging CO2 capturing and storing as necessary solutions to reach climate-neutrality by 2050. The communication encourages practices such as carbon farming, as well as the use of bioenergy combined with carbon capture and storage or utilization. These practices are already being implemented by biogas and biomethane producers across Europe. The communication is therefore a positive step towards the full recognition of the environmental benefits of sustainable biogas and biomethane production.
- The biogas and biomethane industries welcome that the scope of carbon removals in the European Commission action plan is enlarged to CO2 capture from the combustion or fermentation of biogenic CO2. Indeed, a wide framework for carbon removals that includes BECCSU will support producers of renewable gases to supply larger volumes of negative emission biomethane and recycle biogenic CO2 for the circular benefits of the whole economy.
- The biogas and biomethane industries also welcome the recognition of carbon farming as a sustainable carbon removal solution in this EU action plan. Farmers can increase carbon sequestration in their soils combining agricultural activities with renewable energy production through biogas.
Fanny Lamon – EBA Communications Officer firstname.lastname@example.org
About the European Biogas Association (EBA)
EBA is the voice of renewable gas in Europe. Founded in February 2009, the association is committed to the active promotion of the deployment of sustainable biogas and biomethane production and use throughout the continent. EBA counts today on a well-established network of over 200 national organisations, scientific institutes and companies from Europe and beyond.