Roadmap highlights pathway for gas to deliver low emissions energy

The Bioenergy Roadmap published by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency demonstrates that gas is a key part of a decarbonised energy supply, the Australian Pipelines and Gas Association said today.

APGA Chief Executive Officer Steve Davies said the Bioenergy Roadmap showed one of the important pathways through which gas will deliver affordable and reliable decarbonised energy.

“The Bioenergy Roadmap, together with the National Hydrogen Strategy, outlines the Federal Government’s commitment to develop the full spectrum of renewable gases,” Mr Davies said.

“This aligns with the gas industry’s own vision as set out in Gas Vision 2050.

“Bioenergy works on many levels, turning agricultural and other waste into energy rather than landfill.

“As this waste is largely generated in Australia’s regions, this creates opportunities for local employment and additional revenue streams for rural and regional Australia.

“As well as all those advantages, the energy generated from waste has low emissions and can replace other sources of energy which have higher emissions.

“The Roadmap predicts that biogas could be delivering 105 petajoules a year of gas by 2030, providing the opportunity to decarbonise about 10 per cent of current gas demand.

“Combined with the goal of 10 per cent hydrogen in gas networks by 2030 and extensive efforts to reduce emissions from the gas supply chain, it is clear gas can contribute to 2030 emission reduction targets and that gas is well on the way to delivering 100 per cent renewable gas in the years after 2030.”

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