Feature Report: Renewable Energy Producers and Consumers

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Primary Energy Production of Biogas in the E.U.

Household, industrial and agricultural waste can be transformed into biogas (essentially methane) by breaking down the organic matter through a process known as methanization.  Biogas can be used to produce electricity and heat. Once purified, it can also be injected into the natural gas distribution network. Germany, the United Kingdom and Italy are by far the largest producers of biogas in Europe. In 2013, Italy increased its production by more than 50% from the previous year.  France's output rose by more than 10% during the same period, on a par with the European Union as a whole.

Primary Energy Production of Biogas (in Mtoe)

 
Country 2012 2013 Change
Germany 6,421  6,868 +6.96%
United Kingdom 1,804 1,824 +1.11%
Italy 1,179  1,815 +53.94%
France  394 437 +10.91%
Netherlands 297 303 +2.02%
Czech Republic 375 571 +52.27%
Spain 291  285 -2.06%
Austria 206 197 -4.36%
Poland 168 181 +7.74%
Belgium 158  189 +19.62%
Sweden 127  145 +14.17%
Denmark 105 111 +5.71%
Greece  89  88 -1.12%
Ireland  56  48 -14.28%
Finland  58  59 +1.72%
Hungary  80  82 +2.5%
Latvia  52  65 +25%
Luxembourg  13  13 0%
Lithuania  12  15 +25%
Romania  27  30 +11.1%
Estonia  3  7 +133.3%
Cyprus  11 12 +9.09%
Total European Union  12,094  13,531 +11.88%

 

Source : État des énergies renouvelables en Europe, bilan EurObserv’ER 2014