Berdasarkan EU well-to-wheel study lebih dari 70 jenis (fossil and renewable) fuels and energy paths, biogas is the cleanest and most climate-neutral transport fuel of all. Beberap Negara Eropa telah menerapkan penggunaan biogas baik dalam industri maupun dalam sarana transportasi:
krisis energi yang melanda hamper di seluruh belahan dunia sekarang ini, merupakan suatu tantangan bagi pemerhati energi untuk mencari alternative sumber energi lain, misalnya penggunaa biogass.
menurut hasil penelitian di Ingeris bahwa biogas is much cleaner and more efficient dibandingkan biofuels untuk transportasi dan untuk alat lain yang membutuhkan energi penggerak.
* Austrian drivers can fill up their CNG cars using biogas made from grass.
* Denmark has more than 50 biogas plants in operation.
* The Netherlands is generating biogas from sewage treatment plants and feeding it into the gas grid and to fuel cars.
* Sweden is producing biogas from wastewater treatment plants and and using it to generate power and to fuel buses and trains.
* Germany is producing biogas from maize and using it in combined-heat-and-power plants (the French have developed a giant maize variety specifically for biogas production).
The German government is considering feeding biogas into the country's natural gas network (ironically, the main obstacle to this has been that biogas is too good for the network - exceeding Germany's upper limit on gas heating value, something the German Greens and farming lobby are trying to have fixed).
According to the government, locally produced biogas could supply up to 10 percent of
* The entire EU's natural gas needs for the the medium-term future (2020) can be met by biogas; all imports from
* The production of 500 billion cubic meters of biogas, fed into the grid, will result in a reduction of 15% of
* An efficient biogas-feed-in strategy will be build around the concept of 'biogas corridors': such corridors consist of biomass plantations established alongside the pipelines, so that the green gas can be fed into
* A Europe-wide biogas-feed-in strategy will result in the creation of 2.7 million new jobs within the EU. Employment will be generated mainly in agriculture, in the manufacture, construction and management of biogas plants and biogas purification plants.
These sorts of plans will raise the usual questions about the wisdom of "fermenting the food supply" and the like, so at this point it is worth taking these claims with a grain of salt.
One company leading the way in Germany is Schmack Biogas, who are piloting feeding biogas into the grid and claim their super maize crop "reduces the land needed to grow feedstock by up to a third" and "restore degraded land and increase its fertility" - all of which sounds very nice, if true.
A related venture is the Combined power Plant idea being promoted by the