The Danish gas system must be an asset in the green transition. Gas produced from renewable energy sources can replace fossil fuels and thereby lower greenhouse gas emissions. Biogas is an important source of green energy in this regard and can aid in the green transition of Denmark’s energy supply. Danish gas consumption anno 2021 consists of around 20% biogas and 80% natural gas, yet already by 2030, biogas will make up 70% of gas consumption while natural gas will only make up 30%, making Denmark’s gas consumption the greenest in Europe.
Read the new official green gas strategy published by the Danish Ministry of Climate, Energy and Utilities presenting nine interlinked objectives that represent the Government’s policy goals for how the Danish gas system can transition towards green gas while remaining competitive. Collectively, the objectives lay out the future of gas consumption, sustainable production of green gases and the infrastructure of the Danish gas system.
Biogas production is a Danish position of strength, and in order to share Danish experiences, the publication “Biogas Production - Insights and Experiences from the Danish Biogas Sector” has been developed.
This report was prepared under a contract between the Danish Energy Agency and Aarhus University concerning the project 'Sustainable biogas – climate and environmental effects of biogas production'. The project was initiated by the Danish Energy Agency's bioenergy task force.
The Waste & Biogas Advisory (WBA) is a dedicated sector platform that offers specialized knowledge on key aspects of the biogas value chain. The WBA group consists of industry experts with a deep commitment to advance biogas and
innovative waste management solutions in North America.
The Danish biogas sector has gone from from 5 to 30 PJ in 8 years. The expand has been rapid and the knowledge gained is worth sharing. Therefore, the Danish Energy Agency has gathered all the available technology and policy supportive reports from 2013 to 2021 into a new overview.
Biogas is a valuable byproduct of decomposing animal waste in livestock operations. It is produced when the organic fraction of manure decomposes anaerobically (i.e., in the absence of oxygen). Biogas typically contains 60 to 70 percent methane, the primary constituent of natural gas. Biogas recovery systems at livestock operations can be a cost-effective source of clean, renewable energy that reduces greenhouse gas emissions.
The 17,000 potential RNG production sites in the United States have the capacity to generate 8-12 million tons of methane equivalents annually, enough to power 3 million homes or displace 2.5 billion gasoline gallon equivalents (2% of US annual transportation energy demand). Managing and turning these emissions into a resource is not only essential but also economically viable. A comprehensive list of recommendations can be found in this study.
USA has a large untapped potential for establishing biogas plants, which is not currently being utilized due to different barriers. The barriers are either changing or possible to mitigate with current Danish knowledge and know how.
This Summary Representative Monitoring Report was prepared by and for the Central Valley Dairy Representative Monitoring Program as part of the program's obligations to the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board.
The Royal Danish Embassy, Washington DC has asked SEGES to participate in a 4-day fact-finding tour in June 2018 where several dairy farms and key stake holders were visited.
This report examines current conditions and various demand and supply projections for renewable natural gas as a transportation fuel in the U.S.
This white paper is a critical review of key issues related to greenhouse gas accounting and approaches to quantifying emissions from land use change and other indirect effects, as well as sustainability criteria for low-carbon fuel standard policies. Although a primary goal of this white paper is to inform Canadian CFS development, most of the discussion applies broadly to any LCFS-type policy.
The potential for the combination of low NOx trucks powered by RNG presents a compelling economic opportunity, and represents one of the few opportunities to develop a sustainable and robust alternative transportation fuel industry in California. This analysis considers low NOx natural gas trucks deployed through 2030 in various applications and vehicle classes.