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Congratulations to Prof Jerry Murphy on publication of “Using biogas to reduce natural gas consumption and greenhouse gas emis... “

The Irish biomethane sector is in its infancy but is poised to grow over the next decade.

RGFI launches new online resource for renewable gas in Ireland 10 September 2020 Free

Renewable biomethane is as important as solar in the decarbonisation of Europe’s energy requirements, with over 18,000 facilities and 70,000 jobs - and has huge growth potential” H Grobrügge, President European Biogas Association.#biogasconference #EBAmembers @European_Biogas

A report by Transparency Market Research forecasts the global biomethane market to reach US$2,624.5 mn by 2025 (from US$1,485.4 mn 2016)at a CAGR of 6.7% between 2017 and 2025. Driven by company trend to upgrade production technologies for competitiveness and sustainability.

The Supreme Court ruling on the lack of specificality in the National Mitigation Plan is an opportunity for the Government to address #ClimateAction @PFGA. A target of 12% biomethane by 2030 can save 2.6m tonnes of CO2 pa attributed to energy & a 14 Mt CO2 pa in agriculture.

As well as being environmentally sustainable, AD renewable gas production reduces GHGs, improves water and air quality and enhances biodiversity through soil regeneration. We advocate robust, appropriate assessments and pre-planning consultations. @AgrilandIreland

Congratualtions to Danone as it announces landmark carbon neutral certification of its baby formula production facility in Wexford (Ireland), in line with its ‘One Planet. One Health’ frame of action

Great example of collaboration between key stakeholders in France to achieve results in biomethane production congratulations to all involved. Ireland to follow this positive example to benefit agriculture food & drinks industry #RenewableGas #NextGenerationEU @Entirl @EnterInnov

Jean-Marie Gauthey@JM_Gauthey

With 16 new #biomethane 🍃 plants injecting in the #grid in T1 2020, the beginning of the year shows the dynamic 🗓 of #RenewableGas in 🇫🇷
Operators remains mobilised during #Covid_19 to support the realisation of new projects
#RecoveryPlan #NextGenerationEU #BuildBackBetter

#Sustainability2050 RGFI welcomes the proposed EU €1.85 trillion Recovery Plan which includes crucial support for biogas. Opportunity for the Irish Government to support economy-boosting recovery instruments & deliver a net-zero industry. @farmersjournal #renewables #AgriAD

General Mills uses effluents or co-products of its production sites to produce #biogas and contribute to reaching a goal of 100% #renewable electricity.

Don't miss analysis of the EU Farm to Fork strategy, detailing how farmers will be paid to remove carbon, the timeline involved, reducing emissions in dairy, beef and sheep plus a free 56-page Agribusiness report inside this week's @farmersjournal on sale now.

Today's IFJ /KPMG Agribusiness report carries a stark warning from Donal Dennehy, Danone - if Ireland does not develop a credible and scaled renewable gas industry to allow natural gas users transition to a renewable alternative, we risk multinationals scaling back operations.

The eighth @farmersjournal @KPMG_Ireland Agribusiness report being launched this morning. #Sustainability2050

Just published McKinsey Report on reducing agriculture emissions puts agri AD is in their top 25 recommendations. McKinsey agrees with RGFI costings presented to Irish Gov, stating agri sourced biomethane is €85/tCO2 RT @McKinsey:

Key climate plan targets ‘not credible’, warned senior official (via @IrishTimes)

Ireland ranks second last in EU for meeting 2020 renewable energy targets. New Gov must ensure Climate Action legislation makes adequate provision for biomethane.

Industrial giants Diageo and Danone warn government funding will be needed to kick start renewable gas industry in Ireland.

This likely to be a feed in tariff to make biogas competitive with fossil gas.

EU & US use 50% to 100% more energy from gas grid than electric grid. Industrial heat in breweries & milk formula (Ireland has 10 - 15% world market) hard to electrify. Green gas allows decarbonisation of Irish agri-food & beverage industry. No decarbonisation threat to economy

Daniel Murray@DanielTMurray

Industrial giants Diageo and Danone warn government funding will be needed to kick start renewable gas industry in Ireland.

This likely to be a feed in tariff to make biogas competitive with fossil gas.

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Russell Smyth, Head of KPMG Sustainable Futures – Business case for renewable biomethane in Ireland

Benefits of Digestate from Biogas Plants as Biofertilizer

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