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24 Nov 2017

Germany could increase biomethane production tenfold by 2050 – agency


Germany could ramp up its biomethane production from the current 9 terawatt hours (tWh) per year to 100 tWh by 2050, the German Energy Agency (dena) says in a press release. “Biomethane can contribute significantly to the energy transition without any conflict of interests with respect to food and animal fodder production”, says dena head Andreas Kuhlmann. Biomethane is produced from biogas, and can be used and stored in the same way as natural gas, the dena explains. The gas could be used in integrated power, gas, and heating grids, and serve as “an ideal supplement to intermittent renewable energy sources like wind and solar power”, Kuhlmann says. 

Find the press release in German here.

See the CLEW dossier Bioenergy in Germany for more information.

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