Ecofys: renewable gas can save Europe €140 bln a year

Gas for Climate: Possible to scale up renewable gas production between now and 2050 to more than 120 bln m3 annually

20180223_1.jpg“Renewable gas used in existing infrastructure could play a key role in reducing Europe’s emissions by 2050 save about 140 billion euros annually.” This reads a study published on Thursday by Gas for Climate, a consortium created in 2017 consisting of seven European TSOs (Snam, Enagás, Fluxys, Gasunie, GRTgaz, Open Grid Europe and TIGF) and two renewable gas industry associations (Consorzio Italiano Biogas and European Biogas Association).
The report, commissioned to Ecofys (a Navigant company, specializing in new energies and environmental issues), underlines that it is possible to scale up renewable gas production between now and 2050 to more than 120 billion m3 annually, including both renewable hydrogen and biomethane.
A message explains that the potential of the latter is based on a conservative scenario on the sustainable use of European biomass potential. Using biomethane in gas infrastructure for the heating of buildings, to produce electricity as a complement to wind and solar, and to fuel both road and maritime transportation, “could save about €140 billion annually by 2050 compared to a future zero-emission energy system without any gas,” reaffirms the study.


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23 February 2018 - 14:53 CET