Brussels, 7 December 2021 – Today, 28 European companies and organisations presented the Biomethane Declaration to Kadri Simson, European Commissioner for Energy, in a lively online event.
The Declaration signatories recognise that biomethane is the most cost-effective, scalable and sustainable renewable gas available today. The declaration highlights the willingness of biomethane producers and users, with a combined annual turnover of around €300 billion, to play their part in scaling-up sustainable biomethane to at least 350 TWh by 2030, the potential estimated by the European Commission.
European Commissioner for Energy, Kadri Simson, accepted the Biomethane Declaration, highlighting that biomethane will be important to achieve climate neutrality, including for heating homes and for transport. Biomethane also boosts energy security according to the Commissioner, who also welcomed a continued dialogue on the future of biomethane in Europe.
The companies supporting the Biomethane Declaration are keen to work with national and EU policy makers and other stakeholders to scale-up biomethane in Europe, while ensuring full compliance with strict sustainability requirements and maximising benefits such as rural job creation.