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Join the Fight Against Climate Change with Rapid Biogas Deployment

Are you looking for a solution to the climate crisis? Look no further than anaerobic digestion (AD) and join the fight against climate change with rapid biogas plant deployment.

The latest IPCC report has called for urgent action in adopting low-carbon technologies to help meet global warming targets, and AD has emerged as one of the fastest and most effective ways to achieve them.

With over 150 countries committing to reduce their methane emissions by 30% of 2020 levels by 2030, AD has the potential to deliver 50% of these targets.

In response, the World Biogas Association is urging governments to support the rapid deployment of AD technology to accelerate decarbonization efforts and limit global warming to 1.5˚C.

Keep reading to learn more about the power of AD and how it can help us fight climate change.

WBA Press Release 20 March 2023:

World Biogas Association urges governments to support rapid anaerobic digestion deployment in response to IPCC 6th Assessment Synthesis report 

  • The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)’s latest report calls upon governments to adopt low-carbon technologies in efforts to accelerate decarbonisation and achieve the 1.5˚C limit.
  • Among those technologies is anaerobic digestion (AD), which can deliver 50% of the Global Methane Pledge (GMP) targets and is recognised by the UNFCCC as one of the ‘fastest, most economic’ ways to achieve them.
  • Over 150 countries have signed up to the GMP which commits them to reduce their global methane emissions by at least 30% of 2020 levels by 2030.  This would reduce global warming by 0.2˚C and keep the Paris Agreement target achievable.
  • The World Biogas Association urges governments to ensure they support the growth of AD as part of their efforts to meet their GMP targets and respond to the IPCC’s call.
Image text is: "Join the Fight Against Climate Change with Rapid Biogas Deployment".
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The World Biogas Association (WBA) has reacted to the publication of the IPCC’s Synthesis Report of the 6th Assessment by highlighting the huge contribution the AD and biogas industry could make to decarbonising the economy and addressing climate change. Fully deployed, AD and biogas could deliver 50% of the Global Methane Pledge (GMP) objectives and help achieve the Paris Agreement targets.

According to the US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry,

delivering the GMP is equivalent to taking all road and maritime and air travel to net zero”.

Charlotte Morton OBE, WBA Chief Executive, said:

Rapidly reducing methane emissions from energy, agriculture and waste has been recognised by the international community as the single most effective strategy to limit warming to 1.5˚C and keep the Paris Agreement on track.  With this in mind, over 150 countries have now signed the Global Methane Pledge, which fully delivered would reduce global warming by 0.2˚C. 

“Human activity produces 105bn tonnes of organic wastes every year, including sewage, food waste, livestock manures and slurries and other agri-wastes. Together they are the third largest source of methane emissions yet currently, 98% are left untreated,” she continues. “Collecting these wastes separately and recycling them through anaerobic digestion into valuable bioproducts including green gas, bioCO2 and bio fertilisers could rapidly deliver 50% of the Pledge targets (1). They also contain enough energy to meet around one-third of today’s global gas demand and valuable nutrients so can help mitigate critical energy and food security issues.

AD is a mature technology that can be deployed within a few years provided that the right regulatory framework is in place. We, therefore, urge countries to urgently put in place that regulatory framework, notably supporting the deployment of the infrastructure necessary to ensure these wastes are collected and taken to AD for treatment and, in the process, create 10-15 million jobs worldwide.” 

The WBA will be hosting the World Biogas Summit in Birmingham, UK on 29-30th March 2023, which will discuss how to #makebiogashappen and keep the 1.5˚C limit alive.

(1)    Delivering the Global Methane Pledge – a WBA report launched in November 2022

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About the World Biogas Association

The World Biogas Association was established in 2016 during COP22 in Marrakech. It is the global trade association for the biogas, landfill gas, and anaerobic digestion (AD) sectors. Its mission is to facilitate the recycling of all organic wastes and residues through biogas around the world.

It is of the opinion that the global adoption of biogas technologies presents a multi-faceted potential for the production of clean, renewable energy, bioCO2, and natural fertilisers while simultaneously tackling global challenges connected to development, public health, and economic progress. www.worldbiogasassociation.org

Anaerobic Digestion Climate Change Reduction – Facts and Figures

To put this into perspective, livestock, rice fields, and industrial activities account for 49% of all anthropogenic methane emissions, while the oil and gas industry accounts for 20%.

The Global Methane Pledge aims to reduce anthropogenic emissions by 30% from their levels in 2020 by the year 2030.

Anaerobic digestion (AD) has the potential to avoid one million metric tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (MtCO2) of methane emissions – this represents approximately 50% of the GMP target.

If all organic wastes were recycled via AD, sufficient amounts of biomethane would be produced to supplant one-third of the world's use of fossil fuel-derived natural gas.

The complete implementation of the AD and biogas industries would result in the creation of between 10 and 15 million jobs around the globe and a sector worth 34 trillion dollars.

The green biogas plant secret.

Are you ready to transform the world and create a sustainable future for generations to come? If so, then it's time to join the World Biogas Association!

As a member of the WBA, you'll have access to a global community of like-minded individuals and organizations dedicated to harnessing the power of biogas to create a more sustainable world. Biogas is a renewable energy source that is produced by the decomposition of organic matter, such as agricultural waste, sewage, and food waste.

By becoming a member of the WBA, you'll be joining a movement that is working to revolutionize the way we think about energy and waste management. Biogas has the potential to replace fossil fuels and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, making it a critical component in the fight against climate change. Fight Against Climate Change.

The Future is Biogas: Join the World Biogas Association and Be a Part of the Change

As a member of the WBA, you'll have access to a wide range of benefits to aid you in your Fight Against Climate Change, including:

  1. Networking opportunities: You'll have the chance to connect with other biogas experts and professionals from around the world, allowing you to share ideas and collaborate on new projects.
  2. Industry insights: As a member, you'll be at the forefront of the latest biogas trends, technologies, and innovations. You'll have access to cutting-edge research and data that can help you stay ahead of the curve.
  3. Advocacy and lobbying: The WBA is a leading voice in the global biogas industry's Fight Against Climate Change, advocating for policies and regulations that support the growth of the sector. As a member, you'll have a say in shaping the future of biogas.
  4. Training and education: The WBA offers a variety of training and educational resources to help members stay up-to-date on the latest developments in the biogas industry. Whether you're new to the field or a seasoned pro, there's always something to learn.
  5. Recognition and awards: The WBA recognizes the outstanding contributions of its members through awards and other forms of recognition. As a member of the Fight Against Climate Change, you'll have the opportunity to showcase your work and be recognized for your achievements.

But being a member of the WBA is about more than just the benefits. It's about being part of a community of individuals and organizations who are passionate about creating a more sustainable world. It's about being part of a movement that is working to create a better future for generations to come.

So what are you waiting for? Fight Against Climate Change. Join the World Biogas Association today and start making a difference!

Together, we can create a more sustainable future for all.

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