From gas to biogas from biowaste: New chapter published

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Biogas is a renewable energy resource with many advantages. First and foremost, it can be used to generate heat and power in place of traditional fuels.

Biogas may be utilised to produce electricity as well as satisfy heating needs, by offering an alternative way to meet local energy demands, particularly when connectivity to national grids is more difficult or if there is a significant need for heat. In developing countries, biogas lessens dependency on solid biomass as a cooking fuel, enhancing economic and health effects; however, its usage and competitiveness depend on local conditions. Its contribution to the energy transition toward carbon neutrality based on the circular economy (CE) is important, but it is not the only one. To improve energy security and reduce reliance on fossil fuels, which are frequently exploited as political weapons, biogas produced locally from waste and residues can play a significant role.

These are just a few excerpts from my chapter on biogas (Chapter 6: From gas to biogas from biowaste: heating, power generation, and cogeneration) that was published in Law in the EU's Circular Energy System edited by Lucila de Almeida and Josephine van Zeben (Edward Elgar, 2023).