WBA: Special report
Deep Dive into the Danish Biogas Industry
Reports: Sam Hinton and Jon Hughes (AD Technical Manager and WBA Editor)
Denmark is ahead of the game in response to the climate crisis and developing plans to deliver Net Zero; the biogas industry is represented on three industry-led committees tasked with mapping the delivery.
A key target is to have 100% biomethane in the grid by 2040, requiring an increase in output of around 1TWh a year.
Facilitated by Ammongas – one of Denmark’s leading biogas upgrading specialists – we undertook a fact-finding mission, travelling from west (Skive, Jutland) to east (Odense and Copenhagen).
We saw an industry that was united, professional in outlook and progressive, and looking to move to the next level of ‘P2X’ and further biorefining.
What was evident and instructive for any region or nation seeking to deploy biogas is that a long-term commitment to the technology has paid dividends in terms of employment, the economy and the environment.
Our report is set out as follows:
2. Skive – an incubator of green-energy tech
Oil crisis / A brief history of biogas development / The advent of the centralised model / Political setbacks / COP 15 / Biogas 2.0 / Lessons learnt
9. The pathway to 100% biomethane in the grid by 2040
There is no net zero without biogas / Positive impacts quantified / Structural policy issue / 1TWh a year growth forecast / Tiered support system on the table