European Union



Reducing methane emissions : Opportunities and barriers in waste and agriculture through biogas production

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Start date : 17/07/2020
End date : 17/07/2020
European Commission,
Energy, environment and climate, Food, farming and fisheries,

Reducing methane emissions has been singled out in the European Green Deal as an important step to reach climate neutrality by 2050, and a dedicated strategy for it is due to be adopted in September 2020.

Methane emissions from waste and agriculture have been significantly reduced in recent years, with the drivers of these reductions varying per sector. Despite improvements, significant potential exists for further reductions across both sectors, for instance through further exploiting opportunities from biogas production as a way of turning high methane content organic waste and residue streams into high value energy.

To further explore what opportunities and barriers waste and agriculture face for reducing their methane emissions through biogas production, the European Commission will host an online stakeholder workshop to gather input. The Commission welcomes interested parties to participate in the event.

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