The transition to decarbonisation has already started. Europe has been experiencing a development of bio-LNG plants in the past years. According to the EBA Statistical Report 2022, there were 15 active bio-LNG producing plants in Europe by the end of 2021. This number is expected to increase sharply with 100 new bio-LNG projects confirmed by 2025, representing a total production capacity of 12.4 TWh per year.[3]

In Europe, hard-to-decarbonise sectors, such as the heavy-duty vehicle and the maritime sectors, release a substantial amount of the total GHG emissions of European transport. These emissions need to be reduced quickly and bio-LNG has potential to do this. The results of this study can hopefully contribute to securing long-term implementation of bio-LNG in the European transport sector.”, concludes Floris Goedhart.

About the author: Floris Goedhart joined the EBA Secretariat in July 2022 for a six-months internship as part of his European Master of Science in Renewable Energy. His work focussed on the potential of bio-LNG to decarbonise the transport sector and support Europe’s renewable journey.

[1] On 14 July 2021, the European Commission presented the FuelEU Maritime proposal introducing a target of 75% of GHG emissions reductions from the maritime sector from 1 January 2050

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