The standardisation, production and utilisation of biomethane in Europe and China - a comprehensive analysis
by Eric Billig; Daniela Thrän; Peng Pu; Changchun Yu
International Journal of Oil, Gas and Coal Technology (IJOGCT), Vol. 14, No. 1/2, 2017

Abstract: All over the world the transition of the energy system from fossil to renewable sources is fostered. One way to increase fuel independence is the usage of biomethane, a substitute for natural gas, by using local biomass resources. This paper gives an overview of the already applied or planed standardisations as well as possible applications of biomethane in Europe (with focus on the EU) and China. In this context the relevance of coherent frame condition for market development is discussed. Both regions, China and Europe, have huge biomass respective biomethane potential and already started to implement a biomethane market, whereas the one in the EU is already well advanced. Finally, this study gives a recommendation for both areas for a stable and sustainable biomethane development. [Received: January 19, 2016; Accepted: October 2, 2016].

Online publication date: Wed, 21-Dec-2016

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