Biogas In Danish Gas Systems And Pipelines Hit A Record High In 2021

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Biogas In Danish Gas Systems And Pipelines Hit A Record High In 2021

Tue, 01/18/2022 - 11:03
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The level of biogas supplied to the Danish gas systems hit a record high in 2021. The level of biogas produced and supplied to the country’s consumer gas systems was nearly 25% of the total gas consumption in Denmark.

In 2020, the amount of biogas injected into the consumer grid accounted for 21% of the country’s total gas consumption.

According to the Vice President and head of the electricity and gas market departments in Energinet, Jeppe Danø, who was also impressed by the increase in biogas in the country’s gas system, the new volumes will allow the consumers access to a green energy source. This will also help cut down CO2 emissions from the Danish energy systems.

“Gas in the Danish gas system can now increasingly be called renewable. And it is important that the share of biogas increases, as we are facing a huge transition of our energy system and our society. A transition where we must achieve an energy system with net emissions of zero CO2 by 2050. In order to get there, we need to reduce CO2 emissions from the energy we consume,” explained Danø.

“Biogas production can replace fossil gas, thus reducing CO2 emissions from the burning of gas from the gas grid. Even though we need less gas for fewer things in the future, it is important to continue to ensure that a large share of gas consumption comes from biogas production,” he added.

Since 2013, more than 50 biogas facilities have been connected to the country’s biogas system, with one facility connected directly to the main grid at Bevtoft and others connected to the country’s gas distribution system.

According to the 2021 analysis assumption, an increase in biogas supply to the country’s gas system is expected to continue until biogas supply to the gas system covers  75% of gas consumption in Denmark by 2030 and fully meet annual Danish gas demands.

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